I might have a new neighbor and soon new people will move in to my neighbors former home.
My neighbor called me yesterday asking if I knew anything about wild life nests. He said something had dug a hole beneath his wood shed and the hole was big. I’ve noticed that something had dug a hole beneath my kitchen stairs as well but given up after a while. I guess there’s just too much gravel in the draining around my cottage. So I said it could either be a fox or badger burrow. I doubt a fox would have that much courage but badgers do. They never care whether there are humans close or not
I told him that most of what is said about badgers are myths, they don’t chew until they can hear bones crack, they are not aggressive and they don’t eat kittens or puppies. So unless he was worried that they would do any damage to either the wood shed or his cottage he just could leave them alone. The only time they get aggressive is when they are cornered or when someone tries to poke them out from their burrow with a stick like he said he had tried to
He only cares about his lawn so the only thing that will happen is that badgers most likely will make new paths in it I didn’t think much about it until this morning ( I know there’s at least one badger walking around the cottage during the night and the barrier that I’ve put up in front of the gate so Sune can’t walk away always lies on the ground every morning). I threw the football Nova loves so much but suddenly she refused to bring it??! That’s really unusual!
Suddenly Sune started barking and something grey and bigger than him ran away and disappeared in the rose bushes and goose berry bushes I think it was the badger so I’ll be looking for a hole in the fence to see where it can walk in and out of my garden. I do wish I had bought that wild life camera last winter I don’t mind a badger in the garden at all I once rented a cottage where badgers had a big burrow beneath a big barn. My cat back then never wanted to move home during summer so when ever she saw I packed the car she ran down to the badgers They never touched her
We’ll get new neighbors in the cottage my neighbors moving away from too. I’ve heard it is a mother and her 35 year old son that will rent the place. They have goats! I do like goats behind a fence but they rarely stay behind fences do they I won’t mind if they run around in the forest but I would mind if they came over here and ate my plants! Well we’ll see how things turn out when they finally move here.
Have a great day!