9 March, 2024

In today's Irish Times: an American badger (Taxidea taxus), a completely different species.

This, in today's Irish Times, says a lot about the familiarity or lack of it with badgers in Ireland. Most people have never seen one and, as illustrated here, haven't a clue what a badger looks like.

Meanwhile, our badgers have arrived this evening and been installed in their new digs. That is, their crate has been left beside the sett, with a blanket stretched over the entrance into which some of their old bedding has been placed.

One badger emerged briefly shortly afterwards:

Now we wait.

Sett end of the enclosure
Far end