Nature and evolution at their best. Rumours of the extermination campaign for eradicating TB have triggered a response. Armed with a variety of confiscated weaponry but much preferring a sawn off shotgun. As you can see from the image it has reached such epidemic proportions the authorities have been forced to erect warning signs. Pest control is difficult as the badgers often camouflage themselves as other woodland creatures such as zebra.
Historical evidence suggests this may have happened before in mainland Europe with 14th century French texts containing the phrase “Regardez vous le blaireau avec un trebuchet”.