Badgers eating hedgehogs.

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    Hedgehogs disappear from British countryside as badgers are devouring them

    Hedgehogs are disappearing form the British countryside because they are being devoured by badgers, a study has found.

    Researchers said the mammals, which are increasingly having to move to urban areas, are now present in just a fifth of the countryside.

    Regular destruction of habitat with heavy agricultural machinery - as well as the use of pesticides in intensive farming - is also said to be wiping out the worms, beetles, slugs, caterpillars, earwigs and millipedes it feeds on.

    In the first study of its kind scientists found the creature inhabited just 21 percent of 261 rural sites surveyed across England and Wales.

    This is news to me. We see loads of hedehogs round here.How is the hedgehog doing in the US ?
     
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    There is no hedgehog in the U.S.A, except in cages.
     
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    Global warming to blame
     
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    Badgers eating hedgehogs, kind of what happens to Tommy every time he debates here.
     
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    Don't need 'em. We got 'possum and Armadillos. They don't have those over there.
     
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    Maybe your badgers ate them all ?
     
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    Badger , honey badger , Wolverine will kick yer azz and then eat you up .
     
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    Perhaps I wasn't making myself clear. Even though we don't have hedgehogs, those same ecological niches are occupied by Opossums and Armadillos.

    But like the hedgehog there, here these are the dumbest critters, and they litter our highways as well. Down south, the Armadillos biggest problem is cars, and in the north, but Opossums biggest problem is cars.

    Opossums, when threatened, play dead, and give off a rank odor, though not as pungent as the skunk. Armadillos, like the hedgehog, has an exterior defense, but is far superior, so it has very few predators. The badger is not among them.

    Chances are, a 9mm will be NOT be enough to dispatch a hedgehog. You'll need more than that, a shot gun, or something with more kick to pierce the hide of an Armadillo. They're Texas tough.

    A bullet ricochets off an armadillo and hits the shooter. Two years later, Twitter goes nuts
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    A bullet ricochets off an armadillo and hits the shooter. Two years later, Twitter goes nuts - CNN

    Georgia man wounds mother-in-law after bullet ricochets off armadillo
    Georgia man wounds mother-in-law after bullet ricochets off armadillo
     
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    Yeah he will...
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    for the same reason zoo animals are disappearing in Venezuela

    hedgehogs are disappearing in the ever creeping socialist state of the UK

    with the fail of socialism the trend is to blame everything else first

    this time

    the

    badger

    in nazi germany the hedgehog kept many people alive

    and continued to do so in the soviet held east Germany for years
     
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