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Sharing is Caring

A badger sett we monitor is home to more than a pair of badgers. We often find evidence and capture footage of other mammals using the sett including foxes, rabbits and mice. While not uncommon for other animals to commandeer absent setts, this sett is still an active home to its resident badgers.

Foxes and badgers compete for resources, with studies showing badgers tend to dominate and displace foxes from their territories, charging at feeding sites or warning to maintain distance. However occasionally there seems to be tolerance in the form of sharing homes and eating together in gardens. Unfortunately, some of the rabbits on our site were the main course...

This behaviour varies between individuals, showing that relationships between different species can be complex.


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