Something I heard about on the radio that said badgers were twice as
likely to be splatter than foxes. Must be a local thing as I have only
ever seen a couple of badgers in my life but lots of foxes.
All I have had this year is one pigeon and a very near miss with a deer.
See more dead Badgers than Foxes around here on the Hants ,Dorset Border.
I would have thought Foxes would be more agile than Badgers so get out of
the way more often,
the latter grow larger as well and so the carcasses linger longer than a
There is a suggestion by some though that not all those Badgers are
roadkill, as a protected animal there are penalties in dealing with them in
anyway without a licence . Some apparently still will risk killing them but
then leave the carcass by the roadside where once it has been clouted by a
few vehicles it looks like any other
animal that has been hit.
I think it's also a behavioral thing. Badgers are pretty feisty
so assume that they will win the argument while crossing a road
when a vehicle is coming.
I see more less equal numbers of badgers and foxes on the
side of the road.
Badgers have very poor eyesight. They are also mostly black and white not
They seem to have no sense of danger on roads though, sadly.
Most of the ones around here live in the railway embankment.
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You probably dont live in the country then.
I have lost count of the pigeons and pheasants. Must have run over a
fair few bunnies too. Think I hita cat once, but when I stopped I
couldnt find it..
Managed to avoid the deer but it's always a close call.
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The biggest threat to humanity comes from socialism, which has utterly
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He may well drive there though.
It is not uncommon here to meet someone who patently has absolutely no
idea how to drive a car whent there isnt a road sign telling them where
to go, how fast to drive and so on.
We have to shoo them back to suburbia where they belong with their speed
humps and cameras and painted lines and 20mph limits
Technically the road outside my house has a 60mph limit
And very few passing places. It is essentially pretty much single lane.
You are far more likely to see a fox badger pheasant or deer on it than
someone doing more than 40mph though.
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On Sun, 07 Jul 2019 11:41:42 +0100, charles wrote:
'tis the season of surface dressing. Lots done around here. Lots of
"No Road Markings" signs, still in place after the road markings have
been put back. Obviously beyound the capabilties of the road marking
team to remove the signs...
On Sun, 07 Jul 2019 14:03:08 +0100, charles wrote:
No road markings isn't a problem for locals who know the road. It's
strangers who don't know the road that the signage is for. There are
several places around here where it looks like you have a good clear
view ahead to overtake say a tractor or sheep trailer but in reality
there is a little hidden bend that can hide a car coming the other
way. Road markings inform drivers that it really wouldn't be a good
idea to try and overtake just here even if it looks safe.
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