Text Triin Leetmaa
I was asked to play child-minder to a seven-year-old chit of a girl. We watched multifilms and talked for at bit but as sunset approached we went into the forest for adventures. We walked and climbed in the trees when I suddenly noticed that we had reached the badger castle. I tried to explani what kind of place this was when I was suddenly told that someone had looked out of the mouth of the den opening that we were standing beside. With a slight smile I tried to find out what the creature looked like. The reply was very concrete: ”White and some black too!“ Was it the imagination of the child or did the badger really greet its visitors? It did make me a little envious.
I have seen badgers a couple of times in the headlights of car lamps but in spite of repeated visits to various badger castles the real owners of these places are still unseen by me. So there is reason to go back and even if the badger does not show up there is much exciting to observe there. .