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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings The Badger and the hedgehog Reply To: The Badger and the hedgehog

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Hi Soren

You are wise to keep the food away from the badgers, although be aware that they can break through wood with their strong claws to access it. You might be best not to feed the hogs until you are sure that the badger has moved on.

There isn’t really any reliable way to scare badgers away – they would likely come back. Some claim that male urine and lion manure are deterrants and you could try lights that are triggered by movement. Although, strong smelling substances might also deter hedgehogs.

But if it gets no food it might stay away. The hogs are most at risk when they arriving at, leaving and eating at feeding stations. Hogs tend to move away if badgers become resident. But sometimes it is a badger looking for a new home and it moves on. Fingers crossed that is the case this time.