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Old Thursday 19th May 2005, 22:35   #1
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Talking still no badgers

after four years of birding and nature watching i still have yet to see a live badger.i live in south norfolk which has some good local habitat, ie large woods,mixed farmland.i imagine badger pursicution was quite active in these parts and maybe still is.anyone seen any in norfolk,matt

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Old Friday 20th May 2005, 14:04   #2
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after four years of birding and nature watching i still have yet to see a live badger.i live in south norfolk which has some good local habitat, ie large woods,mixed farmland.i imagine badger pursicution was quite active in these parts and maybe still is.anyone seen any in norfolk,matt

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HI MATT, Try looking in suffolk we are over run with them in our area.
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Old Friday 20th May 2005, 20:01   #3
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Why not get in touch with your local badger group? They are always willing to help folk who are genuinely interested in seeing badgers. The National Federation of Badger Groups will be able to help you with the address.

http://www.nfbg.org.uk/

I've been obsessed with wildlife all my life (I'm 37 now) but I didn't see my first wild badger until 2002! Just a brief glimpse of it's back as he was going through a woodland copse but it had me absolutely hyper for the rest of the evening!!!
Then in May 2004 I went along to an organised badger watch run by the Natural History Society of Northumbria and saw a mother & her cub and an enormous boar...though, apparently, he was one of the previous years' young so was not yet fully grown!

Perhaps get in touch with your local Wildlife Trust too - most of them have their own Badger/Mammal Groups.

Good luck with seeing your first badgers...they really are super animals.

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Old Saturday 21st May 2005, 11:59   #4
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many thanks for the above information derekjake and gill,the suffolk border is quite close to me here so maybe i'll check out some likely spots when i'm next owling in the waverney valley.matt
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Try this link Matt.....I'm sure someone would be able to help you.

http://www.badger-groups.org.uk/norfolk/index.html
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