Booty calls, bed-hopping, and birdsong - it's the badger show!

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By Collie Ennis & Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media, Collie Ennis, and Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Booty calls, bed-hopping and badger housekeeping tips!
Join Collie and Colette as badger expert Dr. Aoibheann Gaughran reveals the saucy sex lives of a group of wild badgers in Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
Aoibheann has been studying a family of badgers in Co. Wicklow for a number of years, and in this episode we visit an enchanted glade (seriously, it felt like that at the time) where she tells us about their extraordinary lives.
Badgers are shy, reclusive, and just plain old gorgeous animals, and so often misunderstood. Aoibheann eloquently debunks much of the crap that's disseminated about these creatures and - The Critter Shed crew wagers a pint on it - she'll make you fall in love with them on the way.
We adore this one.
FURTHER READING:
Read more about Dr Aoibhean Gaughran's work on Super-Rangers badgers.

Watch the RTÉ Living The Wildlife Episode made by Collin Stafford-Johnson about the badger research project mentioned in this episode.

Music: Podington Bear
Tracks: Samara and Curious
BADGER IMAGE:
Killianwoods [Public domain]
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Badger(UO).jpg

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