Blog from the badger cull front line – post 8

Last Updated on 9 September 2020 by Badger

BLOG FROM THE BADGER CULL FRONT LINE – MONDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2020

 

The Government finally published the badger cull licences this afternoon.

They confirmed that the extermination of badgers will continue apace so it was appropriate that shit and death were the themes that popped up in my badger survey walk today.

 

First off, tucked away in a nook of a field, lay a dead lamb.   Sad to see but it had probably experienced a better death than many others will go through this year.

A dead tree pointed up into the grey sky nearby.   But it was the shit that really caught my eye today.   And it was lovely shit.

Wonderful fresh badger latrines all around the edge of a field.   You can tell so much from badger poo and it is a joy to see for it means that badgers are alive and well.

I have seen poo bright red with cider apple skins, sloppy poo from a diet of worms, bright, shiny black poo created by a myriad of beetle remains.

And today, an unusual one, desiccated oats topped off with beetle.

All in all, I thought as I trudged on, far better than the shit we get from this Government.