When a family of badgers accepted me as one of their own

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When a family of badgers accepted me as one of their own

Postby Robert Fuller » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:20 am

Most evenings I walk into a valley near my gallery in Thixendale, North Yorkshire, to watch badgers for my paintings. Over the years these wild animals have accepted me as one of their own and I have painted most of their portraits.

In fact I am now so much a part of their everyday lives that the cubs will now let me sit amongst them, scrambling over my boots as though they were tree roots. It has taken years of patient persistence for this to happen. It all began in 2009 when I decided to build a hide at this ancient badger sett. Badgers use the same underground chambers again and again and some badger setts date back to medieval times. I had already been watching a clan at this particular site for several years and wanted to follow their lives more closely.

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Read more about how I achieved this on my blog here:
https://www.robertefuller.com/diary/how-i-became-accepted-by-a-family-of-wild-badgers/
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