Badger corpses are sadly common beside our roads (although a livestock
farmer might not share this sentiment). Woodford Halse, 12 October, 2016
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Badgers and bridges
I found myself in Woodford Halse earlier today and, with an hour on my hands, I strolled out along the Farndon Road. At the edge of the village, beside the road, lay a freshly-dead badger, Meles meles. I assumed it had died only a few hours ago as I could detect no odour of decomposition, but the same could not be said of flies. Lucilia species can apparently pick up the scent from over 6 kilometres.