Badgers undoubtedly have a hard time. There are still some disreputable types who would persecute them and find some inexplicable enjoyment in training dogs to fight, maim and kill them. Many badgers die on out roads, and I have yet to see evidence that recent attempts to cull them have had any effect on bovine TB!
For this reason, there is a need to keep survey data suitably vague, so that badger persecution is not encouraged.
I was lucky enough to capture some badger activity recently on trail cameras set out relatively close to home. It is a great joy to be able to capture these marvelous creatures on film and the use of trail cameras is increasingly used as a survey tool to monitor activity and identify patterns in behaviour.
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