Badger killing lamb.

bluebell

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about 20 odd years ago my brother was woken up in the night by a commotion? he said comming from his chicken shed, when he went out to investigate what all the noise was about, he said it was a badger, yes a badger, not a fox trying to catch, kill one of the hens? Now in the western world? the vast majority of the public are not involved with food, animals farmed for meat production, but are happy to let others have that job? but if a pest, animal, preditor, whever it be animal or human threatens your livelyhood? Its like all these recent introductions such as sea eagles and beavers, sea eagles have soon learnt that an easy meal is to be had from taking lambs, beavers know i dont thing they prey on farm animals, are now starting to effect the land and its drainage were farms animals and food crops are grown, now i never had much of an education but i soon worked all this out?
 

Henarar

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Somerset
about 20 odd years ago my brother was woken up in the night by a commotion? he said comming from his chicken shed, when he went out to investigate what all the noise was about, he said it was a badger, yes a badger, not a fox trying to catch, kill one of the hens? Now in the western world? the vast majority of the public are not involved with food, animals farmed for meat production, but are happy to let others have that job? but if a pest, animal, preditor, whever it be animal or human threatens your livelyhood? Its like all these recent introductions such as sea eagles and beavers, sea eagles have soon learnt that an easy meal is to be had from taking lambs, beavers know i dont thing they prey on farm animals, are now starting to effect the land and its drainage were farms animals and food crops are grown, now i never had much of an education but i soon worked all this out?
Badger killed our hens years ago ripped the door off the house to get in, Dad got a shot at the vermin but missed
 

Paddington

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Location
Soggy Shropshire
We began losing hens some years ago and borrowed a heavy metal fox trap, took two of us to lift it. The bait was taken but the trap was empty with the wiremesh walls pulled apart so we presumed a badger. We also had shiplap timber ripped off the henhouse wall, don't think a fox would have managed that. There have been incidents of lambs killed by badgers round here as seen by the carcase remains.
 

MRT

Member
about 20 odd years ago my brother was woken up in the night by a commotion? he said comming from his chicken shed, when he went out to investigate what all the noise was about, he said it was a badger, yes a badger, not a fox trying to catch, kill one of the hens? Now in the western world? the vast majority of the public are not involved with food, animals farmed for meat production, but are happy to let others have that job? but if a pest, animal, preditor, whever it be animal or human threatens your livelyhood? Its like all these recent introductions such as sea eagles and beavers, sea eagles have soon learnt that an easy meal is to be had from taking lambs, beavers know i dont thing they prey on farm animals, are now starting to effect the land and its drainage were farms animals and food crops are grown, now i never had much of an education but i soon worked all this out?
Good question
 
No no no according to some of the numpty white settlers around here foxes don't kill lambs either,
They only take dead ones because us farmers don't look after them properly.

The guff the Badger Trust serves up, is that badgers feed on a diet of earthworms and grubs.
How strange then, that it’s jaws have the largest bite of any mammal. And muscles which attach said jaws to the skull are massive. 🙄
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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