Dead Badgers found whilst cycling

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

  1. Jody

    Jody Platinum member

    Could have been someone badger baiting
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

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

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Better than shopping at a supermarket
     
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  5. 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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  6. 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.
     
  7. areyouactuallymoving

    areyouactuallymoving Active Member

    Location:
    Stroud
    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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  8. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    My cologne??

    :rolleyes:


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

    Dogtrousers Kilometre nibbler

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  10. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

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

    :rolleyes:
     
  11. OP
    OP
    Gravity Aided

    Gravity Aided Guru

    Location:
    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.
     
  12. Banjo

    Banjo Fuelled with Jelly Babies

    Location:
    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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  13. Apparently 40% of drivers consider badgers less than human......
     
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  14. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

    Location:
    Inside my skull
    They don't they come to your area to die...
     
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  15. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Location:
    Cambridgeshire, UK
    I counted seven dead badgers and one dead fox along the A10 while driving to CamCats in Ware on Saturday.

    Most roadkill I see is either too dead or too squashed to make it worth taking, although I've snagged the odd pheasant for the cats. We get a lot of dead pheasants around here, they have no road sense whatsoever.

    Wouldn't mind to put some of the muntjacs around here into the crock pot, they're a PITA... My poor roses!
     
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