I have just received a text from a lady who owns land that I shoot on. By all acounts she wants me to stop at the house and have a chat with her about a problem that is developing. (I was thinking of going up there for a walkabout this evening anyway)
By all accounts there is something that (In her words) has started diggingquite a big hole near her house. She also says that she filled it in yesterday but it was dug out again this morning.
I haven't seen it yet but I believe that it could be a badger as there are a few around this property (Which I haven't made any attempt to touch for obvious legal reasons)
If I do find that it is the start of a badger digging I believe that I would be legal to do something about it before it becomes an "active badger set". If I am right my thoughts would be to put some cloth sacking soaked with creosote into the beginning of this hole and then fill it in and cover it with another layer of sacking soaked in creosote.
Am I right in thinking that by doing this before it becomes an "active set" I would not be falling fould of the law regarding badgers and their protected status please?
If not then what would others suggest in order to stop "Old Brock" from trying to set up his new home here?
Please note: I am only interested in any FULLY LEGAL suggestions guys!