I've Got Badgers in my Backyard

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I've Got Badgers in my Backyard

Postby Coops on Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:56 am

At least I think I have. The little ****ers have been digging up my lawn.
My garden is quite an old fashioned one with well established trees. We did let it get a bit overgrown as we were so busy with our business, but I recently cleared it. There was also a dilapidated fence separating us from next door, next door don't do any gardening but they have some big old trees. Where the fence was damaged and falling over we took it down, I think that is where the badgers are getting in.

I didn't mind at first as the top half is a bit rough anyway, but now they have started digging up the lawn bit by the house.
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Re: I've Got Badgers in my Backyard

Postby I8CHAVS on Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:45 am

You should feed them on Indian corn
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Re: I've Got Badgers in my Backyard

Postby Coops on Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:38 pm

I8CHAVS wrote:You should feed them on Indian corn


One got ****ing too much of the other.
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Re: I've Got Badgers in my Backyard

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:46 pm

Indian Corn should never be mistaken for the stuff you put on your barbeque , has a starchy texture when cooked and isn't as sweet , the larger kernels can be used for grinding into flour .

Invest in Bear Traps .
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Re: I've Got Badgers in my Backyard

Postby Coops on Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:55 pm

The Old Man of Storr wrote:Indian Corn should never be mistaken for the stuff you put on your barbeque , has a starchy texture when cooked and isn't as sweet , the larger kernels can be used for grinding into flour .

Invest in Bear Traps .



Do Bear Traps go well on the BBQ?
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Re: I've Got Badgers in my Backyard

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:20 pm

Coops wrote:

Do Bear Traps go well on the BBQ?


Put them around your barbeque , keeps the family away from your burgers and anything you catch you can put on the grill - next door's dog , cat , burglar or badger , they all taste the same on a barbie , burnt and charcoal-ish .,
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Re: I've Got Badgers in my Backyard

Postby hammerdivone on Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:31 pm

We used to feed ours peanuts (the bird type you get in big sacks).

They love them and never touched the lawn
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Re: I've Got Badgers in my Backyard

Postby prophet:marginal on Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:47 pm

I've seen badgers in Essex, up on the fields opposite The Eagle & Child in Shenfield, but never heard of any in gardens.

Badgers are beautiful animals.
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Re: I've Got Badgers in my Backyard

Postby Coops on Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:26 pm

hammerdivone wrote:We used to feed ours peanuts (the bird type you get in big sacks).

They love them and never touched the lawn


That's interesting. We have been leaving a few nuts out for the squirrels so maybe that is what is attracting them. So you think if I put loads of nuts out they may leave the lawn?
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Re: I've Got Badgers in my Backyard

Postby hammerdivone on Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:19 am

Worked for us coops
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Re: I've Got Badgers in my Backyard

Postby Coops on Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:50 pm

:thup:
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Re: I've Got Badgers in my Backyard

Postby Barking Boy on Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:08 pm

One got ****ing too much of the other.[/quote]

The other got ***k all at all
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Re: I've Got Badgers in my Backyard

Postby OFT on Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:20 am

I'm slightly disappointed that isn't a euphemism.
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Re: I've Got Badgers in my Backyard

Postby devonshire flu on Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:37 am

OFT wrote:I'm slightly disappointed that isn't a euphemism.


"Have you got badgers in your backyard?"

"No. I always walk like this."
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Re: I've Got Badgers in my Backyard

Postby Slacking student on Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:39 am

Vermin. Need culling.
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Re: I've Got Badgers in my Backyard

Postby sendô on Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:17 am

OFT wrote:I'm slightly disappointed that isn't a euphemism.

Yep, when I first read the title I thought it was a euphemism.
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Re: I've Got Badgers in my Backyard

Postby Cockneyboy311 on Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:08 pm

Slacking student wrote:Vermin. Need culling.



:fsake:
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Re: I've Got Badgers in my Backyard

Postby Up the Junction on Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:01 pm

Soon after my parents moved us to a new family home some 40-odd years ago, they heard screaming from the end of the (300') garden which backed on to the woods. My father and uncle were convinced it was a young child, went to investigate, turns out it was badgers! The scream is quite unnerving.

And they absolutely destroy gardens, my father almost gave up with his in the end what with the freshly-dug holes appearing every day. And don't mess with them either - strong little buggers with razor-sharp teeth.
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Re: I've Got Badgers in my Backyard

Postby prophet:marginal on Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:19 pm

Slacking student wrote:Vermin. Need culling.


Any reason why they're 'vermin'?
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Re: I've Got Badgers in my Backyard

Postby crispy on Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:16 pm

shotgun... simple
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