Badger cull

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Re: Badger cull

Post by smudge » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:20 pm

What Bob said.

AC - if we applied your argument to pet dogs rather than wild animals I'd agree. I saw some stats relating to dog attacks recently (I don't believe anyone has been savaged by an out of control badger of late?) and I for one am sick of being harassed and irritated by other people's canine companion.
A well trained, well behaved dog is an admirable thing. Very rare though.

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Re: Badger cull

Post by Asthmatic Camel » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:20 pm

A quick Google suggests that it's rare but certainly not unknown for badgers to attack people, sometimes quite seriously. I wouldn't be surprised to see more cases if the urban population increases.

As for dogs, I wholeheartedly agree.

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Re: Badger cull

Post by Croydon13013 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:21 pm

Group hug?


(not you polomint)
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Re: Badger cull

Post by Tinkerbell » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:21 pm

I saw one today that ran up to me for food and was like a skeleton with patches of fur. I had to shout and wave to make it back off.

Bob, I am amazed, I had no idea foxes would approach people! :-o I knew that they hang out in gardens in the UK and steal from bins and occasionally there is a scare story about foxes in children's bedrooms etc but I had no idea they were getting so tame.

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Re: Badger cull

Post by Asthmatic Camel » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:22 pm

I have an acquaintance who rescues orphaned foxes, (as well as badgers and other wildlife), and have watched him "untame" fox cubs by gently but persistently pissing them off. I've seen quite a few foxes around which don't appear to have any instinctive fear of humans. One was a "regular" at my local pub and would show up most nights begging for food.

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Re: Badger cull

Post by Tony Williams » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:23 pm

We get (rural) foxes in our back garden occasionally. When we happen to come face to face with them, they generally look at us with a "what are you doing on our patch?" sort of attitude.

If any pets need to be controlled it is surely cats. They are claimed to be responsible for a vast slaughter of wild birds and small mammals - enough to account for a significant slice of the drastic reduction in the numbers of wildlife reported in the UK.

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Re: Badger cull

Post by Asthmatic Camel » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:23 pm

Again, I wholeheartedly agree but cats are off-limits.

They can do whatever the hell they want. Crap all over your garden, dig up your plants, yowl at each other all night, destroy your fences sharpening their claws, scratch the buggery out of you, empty your rubbish all around the street and there's not a damn thing you can do about it.

'Tis a brave man who risks the wrath of the crazy cat ladies.

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Re: Badger cull

Post by chaggle » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:24 pm

I don't think we have any crazy cat ladies on here do we?
Don't blame me - I voted remain :con

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Re: Badger cull

Post by Tinkerbell » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:25 pm

chaggle wrote:I don't think we have any crazy cat ladies on here do we?
Yes, well, Chaggle knows full well that I have the best 2 cats in the whole of Andalucia, quite possibly the World, but that doesn't make me that crazy. Now I am forced to bore you all with pictures.....
Image When they were young...
Image My handsome boy
ImageNow a bit fatter...
See if we can avoid any 'Mrs Slocombe' type jokes :wry

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Re: Badger cull

Post by Asthmatic Camel » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:26 pm

Yep, we have one crazy cat lady.

Be afraid.

Be very afraid.

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Re: Badger cull

Post by Ketchup » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:27 pm

Asthmatic Camel wrote:Yep, we have one crazy cat lady.
D'you really think you're getting off that lightly?

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Be very afraid.
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Re: Badger cull

Post by polomint38 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:28 pm

Tinkerbell wrote: See if we can avoid any 'Mrs Slocombe' type jokes
In that case I have nothing to say.

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Re: Badger cull

Post by Asthmatic Camel » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:28 pm

Gawd. Two crazy cat ladies!

I'm lying low for a while.

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Re: Badger cull

Post by smudge » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:29 pm

If you roll over you might get your tum tickled. :y

Not by me I should add….

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Re: Badger cull

Post by Croydon13013 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:29 pm

smudge wrote: Not by me I should add….
Of course not, that's what polomint is here for.
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