Dead Badgers found whilst cycling

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

  1. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

    Location:
    Inside my skull
    There is a Badger sett not far from me. I sometimes ride down a bridle way through the woods at night. You occasionally get three or four badgers bounding down the track in front of you.
     
  2. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    Yes same here - although they trundle round our way rather than bound - its the unhurried South West Style i sp'ose :becool:
     
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  3. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    Live ones here...

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  4. OP
    OP
    Gravity Aided

    Gravity Aided Guru

    Location:
    Land of Lincoln
    That's a narrow cycle path. And a cool badger.
     
  5. Tiger10

    Tiger10 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Nr warwick
    I can't believe this, if i shot a badger i sure as hell wouldn't drag a heavy, potentially tuberculosis infected carcass to my vehicle to make a mess inside and then chuck it in the middle of a road for everyone to see and be picked up. Firstly if i did shoot one it would go in the first hedge and secondly if i was going to remove it then i would sling it in a ditch alongside a road so it was out of view.
    The most likely culprits would be more likely to be sporting shooters who are too gung ho and shoot anything but don't want to annoy the landowners and loose the right to shoot.

    It's just one of a few usual farming urban myths . And as for defra when did they ever know there arse from there elbow.
     
  6. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    Tis.
    It’s at the back of the Cambridge Uni sports centre and other Uni facilities (to the left)

    To the right is all fields for about a mile. It’s all owned by the Uni and Cambridge colleges.... same old story, there is a massive plan for houses.

    I see lots of animals first thing in the morning here. Makes me sad it does.
     
  7. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

    Location:
    Inside my skull
    This is why I don't like the more modern ultra race bike packing bags. With a traditional rack you have somewhere to strap your dead badger without it affecting handling.
     
  8. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

    Location:
    Inside my skull
    Looks like Derek
     
  9. clid61

    clid61 Veteran

    Location:
    The North
    Stayed in a b and b in Somerset years ago in the wilds , our son was 8 . The landlady told us to sit in front room after dark , she put food out under window . A badger and some cubs appeared and fed , it was fantastic. Our son who is now 26 still comments on the experience
     
  10. Julia9054

    Julia9054 Veteran

    Location:
    Knaresborough
    I know I've posted this before on here but, I give you Kentucky Fried Squirrel
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  11. Siclo

    Siclo Über Member

    Not sure I'd leave a potentially TB infected carcass rotting in my own hedgerow. Agree about the possibility of sporting shooters.

    Never said they did, at the end of the day I was chemist doing a botanist's job but I reckon a vet can figure out if a carcass has a bullet/shot in it the chances are it's not been killed by a motor.
     
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  12. Tiger10

    Tiger10 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Nr warwick
    Why!!!!! Badgers die normally just like everything else. There was a dead badger in my field last spring and my only concern was did it have tb, didn't even think it may have been shot by a squad of ninja farmers. Are you always so suspicious?? Chill out
     
  13. MichaelW2

    MichaelW2 Veteran

    An invaluable guide to roadkill identification is Flattened Fauna

    A FIELD GUIDE TO COMMON ANIMALS OF ROADS, STREETS, AND HIGHWAYS
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Gravity Aided

    Gravity Aided Guru

    Location:
    Land of Lincoln
    Where's the gravy? Fried squarl needs gravy, some corn bread, and some greens.
     
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  15. KneesUp

    KneesUp Veteran

    I am aware of the statistical anomaly caused by the fact that dead badgers do not move, but in over 25 years of driving I have seen a grand total of 1 live badger crossing a road but I have seen literally hundreds of dead ones. It does not seem reasonable to me to think that all the dead ones have been run over. I do, however, know someone who hit a badger with his car, which caused a fair amount of damage. Sadly there was a dead body discovered nearby a few days later, and his car was reported as being in the area (it was quite rural, so not that busy) When the police came around to eliminate him from their enquiries they noticed the damage to the front of the car, which he explained was a result of hitting a badger. "When did that happen then, sir?" they asked. "On the night of the murder" he replied, immediately regretting his choice of words. (He didn't do it)
     
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