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Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Better Badger Photos



Badger

Our neighbourhood badger has been coming back every night. We've been trying to get him used to us and, more importantly, used to the flash of the camera. He comes so close to the house, and will look straight at us through the window. The first couple of times we took photos, he jumped up in the air and ran away, but he's getting the hang of it now.

In fact, we later discovered that there are two badgers visiting our garden. The second one follows a few steps behind, is considerably more shy, and a little smaller. I hope they're a couple; baby badgers would be an incredible sight. I haven't yet managed to get a photo of them both together, because Badger 2 is so shy. But at least we've got a couple of reasonably clear pictures.

Badger


33 comments:

Double Wide Mom said...

that's really cool and a little creepy... great for getting these pictures!

Fly Girl said...

These are the cutest photos of badgers I've ever seen. They look really mischievious. Maybe they'll warm up to you enough to let you feed them.

SilverNeurotic said...

Am I the only one that's now singing the Badger song?

Tortuga said...

great pics! Baby badgers WOULD be cute to see! I wouldn't wanna mess with em though, haha!

Mary said...

Rachel, your photos are amazing. I can't believe they've let you that close to them. You do great work with your camera. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Me, Myself and Pie said...

Wow, I didn't realize how large badgers are! That's so cool that you captured them. They're really quite cute!

Stephanie V said...

Wouldn't that be great? To have a family, I mean. Well, I'm not sure if badgers are destructive or not so maybe not the best thing to wish for you.

Very cool.

JoeyRes said...

I'm always interested to see the wildlife from other parts of the world. We've got a bunny and a squirrel. They seem so mundane to the things I see elsewhere in blogland!

Priya Parmar said...

baby badgers! how fantastic! my two favourite street signs in the world are 1) on the road to edinburgh after berwick upon tweed there is a 'badger crossing' sign and 2) down the road in hawaii there is an 'albatross crossing' sign. genius.

Kasia said...

Amazing :) And baby badgers would be fantastic :)

ScoMan said...

I don't think we have badgers here. I wish we did. They're so cool.

Thanks for the pictures, it makes me want them here even more but I can live vicariously.. which is what blogging is about I guess.

Louiz said...

That's an amazing picture of a badger!

Tabor said...

I hope that you do not regret making the badgers comfortable near your house. They might just take up residence!

liliannattel said...

How delightful! I don't have much time to read blogs before I have to go out this morning, but when I saw the title of this one in my reader I had to have a look and am so glad I did. :)

Writing Without Periods! said...

That animal is a little "creepy". Great photo though.
Mary

Kazzy said...

I don't think I have ever seen a real photo of a badger. They are interesting looking!

The Blonde Duck said...

Did you ever see the Badger Badger video online?

WhisperingWriter said...

Wow, cool!

Linda said...

What a beautiful animal. Are they aggressive?
A SITS friend

the queen said...

Everytime I hear the word badger, I try to weave in the pun based on the quote from Teasure of the Sierra Madre: "Badgers? We don' need no stinkin' badgers."

phd in yogurtry said...

cute lil' badger .. actually this is the first time I think I've seen what a badger looks like.

WhiteSockGirl aka The Fabulous Bitch said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous pics!

I do hope there will a baby soon... can't wait to see that picture.

Emma said...

Gorgeous photos!! I don't think I have EVER seen a badger in real life! Stopping by from SITS and hope you have a lovely day!

Mrs. Adventure said...

Wow that's super cool, we don't have badgers here in Texas so I may be a bit jealous (wink, wink). Stopping by from SITS to say hi, also I'm doing a give-away so leave me a comment on my blog to win.

Suze said...

Just like "the queen" said, all I could think of was that quote....except mine came from the movie "UHF" with Weird Al.

Jules said...

Brilliant - have you tried enticing them to stay a bit longer with pony nuts? Plain peanuts go down a storm too. My friend fed hers regularly for years and got some wonderful pictures and video footage.

Morgan -Ing said...

Wow! Those are GREAT pictures. They don't seem camera shy in the least. :)

Visiting from SITS.

Morgan @ thedietcokediet.com

Magimom said...

Wow! Awesome photos! Stopping by from SITS - have a great week!

smilla4blogs said...

You've done it! A beautiful capture! I love its face...very similar to our all-brown woodchuck. Chances are you will have a family in your garden!

suzicate said...

Incredible pics. I've never seen a close up of a badger before.

Holly said...

He looks cute there...of course so do the raccoons.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

So cute in pictures! But they'd probably scare the hell out of me in person...

A Scattering said...

They look like something you'd dream up. Very cool!

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