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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.
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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 foxes.
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.
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Round here I have noticed a temporal correlation between recently dug out badger setts and dead badgers on the road.
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On 07/07/2019 15:17, Roger Hayter wrote:

Badgers are like Pikeys. If the former 'move' under your shed/garage, then evicting them is as difficult as getting rid of the latter.
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wrote:

But that may just be because the badgers whose setts have been dug out are moving around more looking for a new place to have a new sett.
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ARW wrote:

I must have seen fifty dead badgers this year, which seems more than I normally notice, but I have done quit a lot more 'A road' rather than Motorway journeys for various reasons.
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On 07/07/2019 07:59, Andy Burns wrote:

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.
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Andrew wrote:

I can imagine

only a couple of foxes, and one small deer in the same journeys
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Badgers have very poor eyesight. They are also mostly black and white not brown.
They seem to have no sense of danger on roads though, sadly. Most of the ones around here live in the railway embankment. Brian
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On 07/07/2019 08:18, Brian Gaff wrote:

They regularly have problems trying to cross Southern Railways lines with the powered 3rd rail
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On 07/07/2019 05:32, ARW wrote:

seen gar more roadkill badgers than foxes. Foxes are smarter and run faster.
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I think that in 40 years I have never hit an animal
do you deliberately aim for them?
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On 07/07/2019 09:19, tim... wrote:

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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well no
but I supposed (from previous evidence) that Adam doesn't either
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On 07/07/2019 10:15, tim... wrote:

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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The road through our village has just been resurfaced. There are now signs up saying "No road markings".
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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...
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and obviously beyound the capabilities of motorist to see that there aren't any road markings. There's no sign that says "No pink Elephants in the road"
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On 07/07/2019 14:03, charles wrote:

hang on. I think I'll make one. That will fox them up at the Fox..
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On Sun, 07 Jul 2019 14:03:08 +0100, charles wrote:

of

have

marking

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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