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One of the benefits of staying at Folly View Let is the proximity to wildlife. I have told you about the birds we see in the garden and we will soon be putting out bird food on a regular basis.

However, we thought you would like to hear about our guest who had a surprise when closing her curtains at 10.30pm one evening during her stay.

They were just getting ready for bed and were in the process of drawing the curtains when a badger ambled down under the green gage tree.

A young Eurasian Badger (Meles Meles)

She ran into the other bedroom to tell her friend but unfortunately it had gone by then.

She was very excited still the next morning.

It also explains why our Dillie Dog appears to us to be barking for no reason.

Unfortunately the badgers wandering into our garden will be short lived as we are having the fencing changed soon.

We have known that badgers were about for some time as we had a bee nest in an old tree stump dug out a few years ago and we also have seen their excavations in the drive.

So keep quite and watch and you may see a badger too.

The photograph in this blog post is from Wikipedia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence.

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