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Is this a badger? - Solved it is a Badger

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« on: May 08, 2015, 11:30 AM »
Would I be right in thinking this is a badger that campocam has captured?
« Last Edit: July 18, 2015, 10:42 AM by Maria »

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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2015, 12:28 PM »
And here is a very short video that just about shows it's movement. Or are we talking Beech Marten again?
https://youtu.be/NQBITyIydwE
« Last Edit: May 08, 2015, 18:56 PM by Clive »

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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2015, 19:00 PM »
I love your capture cam!

I dont think its a badger because even in black and white you would see the badger (black and white) markings no?... I'd go for beech martin but will wait for more pictures with anticipation :)

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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2015, 19:07 PM »
I mean stone marten!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2015, 19:31 PM »
Thanks Clive, campocam is great, really enjoy having it about  :) Just asking as I have no idea really just throwing ideas about, but don't badgers only have a black and white face, the rest of their body is pretty much one colour? As the video didn't capture the face. To me it moves like a badger especially when I compare it to the previous Beech (Stone) Marten video?

Also are Beech and Stone Marten the same animal?

Thanks for the link as well, very interested in that. Will get on to it tomorrow, thank you  :)

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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2015, 09:03 AM »
You may be right there Maria.... I can kind of see a badger like tail in your picture...
I think beech martens are in the north of Europe. (I have seen beech martens in Scotland for example)... Seems down here they are stone martens....
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2015, 09:10 AM »
I'm hoping campocam will capture the same creature again. We do have badgers regularly seen on the tracks above us so it wouldn't be surprising if it was one that had come lower, but it's quite hard to tell from the photo and video.

Thanks for the clear up re Beech and Stone Martens :)

PS Clive where do you want me to post the links to a couple of blogs?
« Last Edit: May 09, 2015, 09:16 AM by Maria »

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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2015, 20:07 PM »
Looking forward to more images from your cam thats for sure....

Post the links here...
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2015, 10:37 AM »
I might just be being a dumbo  ::) but I can't find anyhow to post to that link Clive, there is no option that I can see lol

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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2015, 10:42 AM »
Just post the link to your website or blog in a reply.... I'll find the RSS feed and set up the auto post from that... Ask any questions over there on that topic to keep this one just about badger cam :)
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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2015, 14:07 PM »
Its not a badger as it has a long tail. Its shaggy body and bouncing gait suggests to me that its an Egyptian mongoose.

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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2015, 11:57 AM »
Yes in the short video you can see the long tail... I would also say mongoose.....
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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2015, 10:47 AM »
Whatever it is I wish it would come back so we can get some better footage of it   ::)

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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2015, 09:32 AM »
Well I can confirm, at last, that they mystery animal is indeed a badger. I share a photo of him here and once I have put the video together I shall post that too  :clapping:

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« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2015, 09:51 AM »
Well done Maria.... Mystery solved!!!
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« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2015, 10:05 AM »
It took a while but at least it came back and showed itself properly on camera this time lol

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« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2015, 10:42 AM »
Here is a link to the video. He likes cherries!

https://youtu.be/1FQpQR3y02M

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« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2015, 13:27 PM »
great to have that positive ID... :) Hes scoffing all the cherries and there wont be any left for the stone marten :)
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« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2015, 15:10 PM »
It is great Clive  :dancing: The Stone Marten didn't seem too bothered about the cherries, just had a drink and paddle and left  :noidea: