The Anonymous Widower

Badgers Stop Play

This is a sadder story about badgers ruining a cricket ground. Here’s the first few paragraphs.

Badgers have stopped play at one of England’s oldest cricket clubs after they tore huge chunks out of the pitch.

The damage has forced Rickmansworth Cricket Club, in Hertfordshire, to postpone all of its games in April and May as staff try to repair the ground.

It is believed the badgers were attracted by bugs thriving in the damp pitch, with the club unable to treat the ground due to the cold weather.

Badgers are becoming a serious pest in many places, due to the fact that they are protected and have no natural predator. So consequently, there is getting to be a population, that doesn’t have the space and sufficient food. It’s the same with deer in some places, but at least they are good to eat.

We must get sensible about our wildlife.  Foxes, badgers, grey squirrels and deer seem to get all the protection they need to prosper from well-meaning town dwellers, but that wonderful queen of the countryside; the brown hare, and the beautiful red squirrel, keep struggling.

April 6, 2013 - Posted by | News, Sport, World | ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] was half inspired to write this by a post by The Anonymous Widower entitled ‘Badgers Stop Play’. Now, clicking through the link you’ll note that the post was a quick tale about a local club […]

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