Posted: 05/11/2013 at 12:46
I wonder why badgers have come so successful. You are right Woody that there are so many dead badgers on the roads now and have never seen a dead hedgehog for years. Although I certainly don't agree with it maybe badger baiting wiped out a lot of setts.
I hope I don't open a can of worms but sometimes fox hunting can be more humane than a fox being wounded by a shotgun and dying days later. Hunting got rid of a lot of the weaker foxes and although it must be terrifying for them to be chased the end is swift. There are foxes round here with mange and that is a horrible disease. My dog was infected once and although he was soon cured the poor foxes aren't so lucky so it must be better for them to have a quick death.
I hope I haven't upset any one. I know you won't all agree with me.