Dead Badgers found whilst cycling

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Gravity Aided, 31 Mar 2019.

  1. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    I will occasionally bring deer back for the family freezer. (Aware of all the precautions before I get a bombardment of lectures.)

    The last roe was a beautiful doe with minimal trauma. My oldest saw her on the way to school. I saw it and collected it on the way to my youngest daughter’s school. When my oldest got home she said, ‘I forgot to tell you there was a deer on the road, but when I came back from school it wasn’t there anymore so I didn’t bother.’

    She had venison stew for supper that night.

    When she worked it out she said, ‘I could have guessed you collected her. You are the only person in the village who feeds their children roadkill.’
  2. Jody

    Jody Platinum member

    Could have been someone badger baiting
  3. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    That's v interesting, it does beg the question, why are farmers chucking them in the road where they can easily be found.

    Seems a bit of a dumb move.
  4. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Not at all, no farmer would want a dead badger found on his land.
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  5. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Better than shopping at a supermarket
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  6. Dogtrousers

    Dogtrousers Kilometre nibbler

    I did once see a live badger. Middle of the afternoon on an autumn day (quite the wrong time of day for badgers) in some woodland. Walked round a bend in the path and there it was in front of us. It looked at us rather unconcerned and then bumbled off into the undergrowth.
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  7. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    I had one hiss at me aggressively from a hedgebank as I was walking up a green lane near here.

    I had to shake my coat at it quite vigorously to get it to back off - I was really surprised.

    Never heard of them going for people unless cornered.
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  8. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    Good clean, and free meat if you get it fresh.
    If we ate more squirrels deer and rabbit, it would be easier for woodland to regenerate.
  9. areyouactuallymoving

    areyouactuallymoving Active Member

    As you say badgers will not normally go for people, unless cornered. They have terrible eyesight and rely heavily on smell. Maybe it took against your cologne?
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  10. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    My cologne??


    More likely it thort it could smell one of its own, after a long day of fieldwork :blush:
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  11. Dogtrousers

    Dogtrousers Kilometre nibbler

  12. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    Ahh.... That's where my lip balm went

  13. OP
    Gravity Aided

    Gravity Aided Guru

    Land of Lincoln
    So long as temperature is below 0c. Deer, I just shoot if necessary. Our deer are a bit bigger. Tastier, as they eat a lot of corn.
  14. Banjo

    Banjo Fuelled with Jelly Babies

    South Wales
    There's a guy lives near me eats roadkill almost exclusively.

    The other day he was telling me about a nice big fresh one he had roasted with spuds and carrots ,lovely apparently.

    Then he asked me "what do you think I should do with his bike?"
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  15. Apparently 40% of drivers consider badgers less than human......
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