In the Year of the Badger we would like to show all good badger videos, even retrospectively. Here is a springtime record of the peaceable doings of a badger.
Video: Tarmo Mikussaar
Posted by the Animal of the Year team, 18.08.2016
In the video we see the doings and scratchings of the inhabitant of a small badger sett. We know that badgers have problems with parasites which tend to influence much of their doings. Almost every time when the badger comes out of the burrow it must scratch itself. Even mating is broken off from time to time as if on agreement and scratching starts, eyes screwed up.
The video gives some idea too of how nesting material is collected.