Friday, 5 June 2009

Teenage mum?

The female Badger seems to have settled into a routine and arrives between 12.30 and 1 a.m most nights.

She is really small, much smaller than the female who visited frequently last year. Female Badgers can mate in their first autumn. As they have delayed implantation the young would be born around her first birthday. She is definitely beginning to look rather tired and worn out. I guess being a young mum and producing milk to feed her cubs is pretty hard work. On spring watch they talked about feeding the Badgers dog food. She doesn't seem very interested in this, the peanuts get the first attention. I hope that she will bring the young to see us when she's ready, they are normally pretty amusing, charging around and pushing each other about.

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