Posted: 11/10/2016 at 15:54
We lose crocus to mice as the squirrels so far have not managed to penetrate the garden. We think the cats keep them out, but cannot keep pace with the mice population.
Looking at the damage I would say badgers, but easy enough to tell. Go look for their latrine. Deep hole filled with large black droppings (Black from the chitin of the beetles they like to crunch).
Don't go boasting about painting things with creosote or urine. It is possibly illegal to interfere with badgers in that way, unless you are the government in which case you may shoot them.