Badgers are most easily identified by their black and white striped head – the silver-grey hair on their body makes them difficult to make out especially in poor light. Signs of badger activity can be seen more easily than the animal itself as they are nocturnal. Look for evidence such as distinctive 5-toed footprints and mounds of earth outside the entrances of setts.

Did you know: Badgers are omnivorous – they eat both animals and plants – and are able to choose from a wide range of food.