"Badgers are not popular with some people but they are a protected species, and it is an offence to damage their setts
or kill them.
The analysis of BVI of the sett
presence vs pseudo-absence sites in the RF model indicates that distance from roads has the highest impact on badger distribution (BVI=0.725), followed by distance from human settlements (BVI = 0.295) and distance from the neighbouring active main setts
(BVI = 0.206).
Terrier-ified: Crews rescued Boh from a badger's sett
. The first picture, taken with a snake eye camera, shows Boh in the sett
But defence expert Stephen Lomax disagreed stating he believed the sett
to have been abandoned for some time.
In the Gloucestershire population, they found all the examined badger setts
to be contaminated with M.bovis, whereas none of the samples in the Oxfordshire population were positive.
The badger sett
near Hovingham where the gang were found by police
When officers arrived, they found four of the men digging the sett
and scanning the ground with a tracker locator device trying to trace a dog that was currently in the sett
Badgers come out of their "setts
" during long, dark nights of fall and winter, usually about an hour after sunset.
There are five criminal offences under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 to protect the animals and their setts
from intentional cruelty.
"We record and monitor as many setts
as possible and this evidence may be used by the police in the event of sett
interference or animal cruelty."
In southern Europe, in arid, shrub-dominated Mediterranean landscapes, badger distribution is driven by different factors again, which include terrain suitability for sett
digging, primary productivity and abundance of fruit and diverse prey items (Martin et al.
On your marks, get sett
Natural granite or pre-cast concrete setts
can be used to create circles for a more interesting and textured floor.