BADGERS, FOXES, SQUIRRELS – CAUSING ME PROBLEMS
People seem to oooh, and aaah when they see badgers, foxes and squirrels. Words like cute, cuddly, amusing, charming etc pop into their heads. They think how wonderful it is to have wildlife so close to them, especially in a suburban garden like ours.
I used to be one of them, but not now, now I am just annoyed by them.
A badger (or badgers, I’m not sure) has broken, very noisily over several nights, through the wooden fence between us and one side neighbour, and has also dug under the fence to the neighbour’s garden which runs along the end of ours. The fence panel will have to be repaired, or replaced.
Foxes (and I know there are lots of them because I’ve seen them) have dug lots of holes in our flowerbeds and over the years several shrubs, and small trees, have been damaged by their digging and I noticed a new area of the garden was attacked last night. They are also very noisy – calling, fighting and playing in the late evening, and even during the night.
Squirrels have, up until now, confined themselves to eating from the bird feeders, which is very amusing to watch I admit, but now they have taken to digging little holes in the grass.
So no, I am not a fan of any of them any more.