WANT TO KNOW ABOUT BADGERS?

Try this book by Patrick Barkham. It will tell you all you need to know to get started with badgers.

Badgerlands: The Twilight World of Britain's Most Enigmatic AnimalPublisher: London Granta Books 2013

ISBN Number: 1847085040 / 9781847085047

Britain is the home to thousands of badgers. And yet most of us will never see one alive in the wild. (Except dead at the side of the road.) They are nocturnal creatures who vanish into their winding underground setts at the first sniff of humans or dogs. In this book, Patrick Barkham follows in the footsteps of his badger-loving grandmother, and meet those who feed badgers, farmers and scientists who know a good deal about the mysterious world in which these humbug-striped creatures are born, live out their complex social lives and die. The debate over the badger cull continues to rumble on, and will probably do so for many years yet, and in this book, Barkham fairly weighs the evidence on both sides of the argument. He probes into the long history of the badger - from their prehistoric arrival in this country and their savage persecution over the centuries, to Kenneth Grahame's fictional creation in Wind in the Willows, and the badger that became a White House pet.