Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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Badgers or Foxes?

Badger or Fox?

There is a lot of evidence of subterranean habitation in Ryde Cemetery at the moment. This occupies a relatively large area in the central southern part, under a broad canopied tree. Foxes are spotted fairly frequently in the cemetery throughout the year but we have not had any reported sightings of badgers.

This area has an entrance hole which looks rather large for foxes and is being kept clean. There is evidence of lots of walking around and surface digging and several small dented shapes have appeared which look almost like the beginning of sink holes!

We are aware that there are several local nature lovers who sometimes watch for foxes so perhaps they may be interested in conducting a bit of badger watching. We have been told that badgers wander through the gardens of nearby Hill Street.

Photos by Rob Cain (February 2018)