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Old 12-09-2009, 15:28
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Does anyone know of any non-harmful ways of keeping badgers out of gardens?
I had a huge one frighten the bejesus out of the cat the other night and then this morning I found a pieris bush that had been felled (gnawed at the base) and an awful stench of badger wee.
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Old 12-09-2009, 15:29
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better fences?
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Old 12-09-2009, 15:31
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Signs...

'Badgers keep out'

Maybe that wouldn't work though, as I think they are very shortsighted.
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Old 12-09-2009, 15:32
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It's all drystone wall. I think the set is somewhere over the back wall, but they'll climb it quite easily.
I could put electric fencing around the perimeter I suppose?
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Old 12-09-2009, 15:32
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Throw mash potato onto a motorway.
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Old 12-09-2009, 15:34
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For a start, do not even attempt to reason with them. Any arguments simply fall on deaf ears, you might as well be speaking in dutch.

The only language they listen to, is the language of violence spoken by Mr Shovel and his good friend Mr Spade.
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Old 12-09-2009, 15:35
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The only language they listen to, is the language of violence spoken by Mr Shovel and his good friend Mr Spade.
do you mean digging them out or killing them with a shovel and spade?
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Old 12-09-2009, 15:38
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Throw mash potato onto a motorway.
Hahaha I really just laughed loudly at that !
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Old 12-09-2009, 15:45
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Throw mash potato onto a motorway.
brilliant! I was going to say don't give it any more mashed potatoes too ha ha
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Old 12-09-2009, 15:51
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I'm afraid I don't get the mashed-potatoes references. Do they like mash, then?
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Old 12-09-2009, 15:53
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I'm afraid I don't get the mashed-potatoes references. Do they like mash, then?
Bodger & Badger I think.....
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Old 12-09-2009, 15:55
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Does anyone know of any non-harmful ways of keeping badgers out of gardens?
I had a huge one frighten the bejesus out of the cat the other night and then this morning I found a pieris bush that had been felled (gnawed at the base) and an awful stench of badger wee.
I read that as penis bush
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Old 12-09-2009, 16:03
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I read that as penis bush
me too but i wasnt going to say anything
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Old 12-09-2009, 16:10
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Panic, a snake! Aaaaooooh!

Mushroom Mushroom!
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Old 12-09-2009, 17:23
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Panic, a snake! Aaaaooooh!

Mushroom Mushroom!
Oh, don't - you'll have that going around my head all evening now..
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Old 12-09-2009, 17:31
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You could buy a lion. Don't forget to save the fur of the badger for paint brushes.
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Old 12-09-2009, 17:33
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Old 12-09-2009, 17:38
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Unfortunately, killing a badger without a licence gets you 5 months nick these days (as others have found out). If I was going to top it, I'd have to do it subtlely and somehoe dispose of a huge, stinky carcass without anyone finding out (the one I saw the other night looks like it weighs as much as great dane, too!)
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Old 12-09-2009, 17:40
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Unfortunately, killing a badger without a licence gets you 5 months nick these days (as others have found out). If I was going to top it, I'd have to do it subtlely and somehoe dispose of a huge, stinky carcass without anyone finding out (the one I saw the other night looks like it weighs as much as great dane, too!)
Phone Wildlife S.O.S. in Surrey, they relocate them.
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Old 12-09-2009, 17:41
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Unfortunately, killing a badger without a licence gets you 5 months nick these days (as others have found out).
Hence the lion. Not your fault if he gets it, then.
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Old 12-09-2009, 17:42
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Hence the lion. Not your fault if he gets it, then.
Hmmm.....maybe....
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Old 12-09-2009, 17:44
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I've got the badger badger mushroom mushroom theme going around in my head, with bits of bodger and badger mixed in now.
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Old 12-09-2009, 18:03
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Does anyone know of any non-harmful ways of keeping badgers out of gardens
Why don't you welcome them into your garden, and then invite Autumnwatch to visit?
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Old 12-09-2009, 18:09
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Does anyone know of any non-harmful ways of keeping badgers out of gardens?
I had a huge one frighten the bejesus out of the cat the other night and then this morning I found a pieris bush that had been felled (gnawed at the base) and an awful stench of badger wee.
Under the 1992 Protection of Badgers Act it is actually illegal to damage their setts or move them without a licence.

Badgers only go where there is food, so there must be something in your garden that they find yummy. The only sure way to get rid of a badger is to remove its food source.

I was told by an RSPCA Officer ages ago that badgers can't stand human urine and will quickly move on if there is lots around (esp male urine), so you know what to do if you want to try that......
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Old 12-09-2009, 18:11
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I was told by an RSPCA Officer ages ago that badgers can't stand human urine and will quickly move on if there is lots around (esp male urine), so you know what to do if you want to try that......
It doesn't work, I've tried it.
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