People say that there are no Badgers this far north….or are there?

While out in the forest I can across an area of disturbed ground.  I immediately found a foot print which (from much experience in England) I knew to be Badger  Meles meles. 

grävling

I know of a couple of people who have seen Badger in Nattavaara over the last couple of years, but most people say that they do not occur this far north.

I found many nose prints in sand, from where the Badger had been using its nose to smell and disturb the sand searching for food.

badger nose prints

Here is a close-up of  nose and foot print.

badger foot and nose print (Small)

Now I am going to try and get a photo of the Badger.

3 thoughts on “People say that there are no Badgers this far north….or are there?

  1. Let’s hope your government NEVER decide to destroy these beautiful creatures like ours has Kevin.
    A picture if the sett would be nice 😄

  2. I think that this is the result of global warming: that animals are able to migrate higher north than previously.

    Virtually yours,
    David

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