My Good Girl - Rosy.
Why is she a good girl I hear you ask, because last night she caught one of these ....
... and when Mum told her to 'Leave It' ...... she did, and it had the chance to scamper back into the bushes and hide.
This was the first time I have ever seen a badger close up and alive, although I've seen lots by the side of the road sadly squished by cars. It must have been a reasonably young one as it was a shade smaller than Rosy and perhaps had wandered a bit too far in the dusk of the early evening as it trotted along in the bushes by the side of our drive.
It's always nice to know that when push comes to shove the training you do with your dog pays off, and no doubt my little badger friend thinks so too.
Rosy is no angel all the time and I'm sure she was thinking how very tasty this might have been.
She did try to go back down the track to find her 'takeaway supper' but a stern 'Come' and she came trotting back to the house with us, while Little Master Badger no doubt set off for home, relieved to be able to get back to his family and recount the tale of the strange creature that had him by the throat and let go for no apparent reason.