The Digger

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The word badger is said to derive from the French ‘bêcheur’ meaning ‘digger’.

Unlike dogs and foxes, badgers have five toes and very powerful, long claws, particularly on the front feet.

Badgers will eat several hundred earthworms every night, but also love insects, bluebell bulbs and elder berries – you can often find these bushes growing near to the setts.

Because they have very thick skin and long claws they are one of the species that can kill and eat hedgehogs!

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