Badgers (New 2010 revised edition)Author: Michael Clark
£9.99 (P&P £2.50)
Hardcover: 128 pages - Illustrated throughout
Publisher: Whittet Books Ltd; Revised edition (2010)
Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
New 2010 revised edition of the 1988 top selling book on badgers for Whittet. Brings right up to date the bovine TB research and views on culling. Badgers have a long history of persecution from humans; although now protected by law, they still suffer at the hands of badger baiters. This makes them very shy and difficult to watch for the novice, but advice is given on all aspects of the life history and behaviour of the species. The book is being used on field courses and is recommended as the ideal introduction to an interest in badgers on any level.
Worms and other invertebrates are the main diet of what are one of the best-loved of our wild animals. Within territories, they live in colonies with strict social hierarchies and inhabit setts which may have been historic homes for badgers over hundreds of years. The author daily manages the hide at Tewin and monitors local setts throughout the year. He served on the Government panel on badgers and bTB and is able to demonstrate that the disease is cattle to cattle spread and badgers should not be culled.