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VIDEO: Badgers preparing for evening hunt

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 17.08.2016 - 09:33

Video recorded by  Fleur, LK forum

 

 

Badger          Mäger           Meles meles 

 

If you have spent the whole day in underground caves your coat needs some care. It is easier for a couple to get at spots that one cannot reach on one’s own.

At the end of the video a stranger comes to inspect the burrow surrounding but finds it best to leave quickly, just in case ...

If you missed seeing the interior of a badger’s home: LINK

What do badgers fatten up on in autumn?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 15.08.2016 - 12:15
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Posted by the Animal of the Year team 10.08.2016 

Just now mainly fruits rich in carbohydrate are on the badger’s menu: raspberries, lingonberries, blueberries. In abandoned farm yards currants and apples too.
Photo: Tarmo Mikussaar
 

The middle of summer has passed. The closer to autumn, the more fruits are ripe, or ripening, in nature. It is a good time for a badger to start preparing for winter. Among important tasks the duty to fatten up one’s body has moved into the foreground.

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