Thursday, 1 September 2011

Badger Badger Badger...

We had a special visitor this weekend, it was so exciting! It was shuffly, short legged and had a stripy black and white head. Can you guess what it is yet?!

Actually there were two of them. The first one at first glance appeared rather round and pudgy... but ACTUALLY it was just its fur.

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It went for a little walk around the lounge, and had a good old sniff of the carpet.  I think it liked all the hairs we had carefully laid down on the floor.

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Pete tried to pet it - he loves badgers, he even plays for a cricket team named after them!

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Although you might think meles meles is rather solitary and grumpy, this one wasn't. It liked having its ears scratched.

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The other badger was more relaxed. It had a nap on the sofa for a little while.

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Then it too went for a little stroll and also had a close inspection of the carpet.

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Gosh, they've got much longer tails than you'd expect, haven't they?! They were ever so lovely and soft and very well house trained. We did like having them around but after a while they had to go back to their sett in the woods, boo. Maybe we'll see them again soon one day?!

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