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Badger sett leads to three-month Kempsford road closure

Full story https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-48077302

Burrowing badgers have removed so much earth from beneath a road it has been closed due to risk of collapse.
Intensive structural repairs are needed to 150m of country lane between Kempsford and Hannington Wick in Gloucestershire.
Gloucestershire County Council said "tonnes" of earth had been removed.
Environmental laws mean officials have to wait three months before work can start to allow the badgers to vacate the area.
The council said it had called in experts and requested a licence from Natural England to start work on the un-named C road, known as the 3/171 boundary to Kempsford High Street.
The hope is to get the road re-opened in time for the annual Royal International Air Tattoo in nearby Fairford on 19-21 July.
However, law dictates the sett cannot be disturbed until 1 July at the earliest.

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Oh joy, that's going to be interesting.......


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I think they are missing something.

It's a sett.
That will mean young.
They have learnt a good place to make their sett is....
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Hadn't heard the term "sett" before but first I saw Badger and thought "what's Deb doing under a road?"
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Hadn't heard the term "sett" before but first I saw Badger and thought "what's Deb doing under a road?"
Give me time, Len.
Give me time.

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Well they could try the following:

Spray the boundaries with human male urine...
Scatter finely chopped bonney peppers. ...
Put up infrared triggered LED lights. ...
Install a battery-powered electric fence. ...
Apply citronella oils along the verges ...
Throw in lion manure - there is a wildlife park with lions quite close
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