At around 2130 I walked down the garden to put the cushions away as rain is forecast. To my surprise a badger appeared from the side of the summer house.

I stopped in my tracks and watched him approach. I have no idea if it was a he or a she of course.

He was not put off by my presence, maybe he had not noticed me.

At this point I moved and he turned around and disappeared up the garden. I quietly followed but he had completely disappeared.

That was my excitement for the day. A close encounter of the beautiful kind. Thanks for reading. D.

On reflection this morning I have decided that for my gardens sake, I don’t want him back, just in case he starts making himself at home, digging or making a latrine. Yikes.

Such a beautiful creature.