Crafty badger caught clambering onto 4ft high bird table for midnight feast

October 30, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

This is the amazing moment an acrobatic badger has a midnight feast by clambering onto a 4ft high bird table.

Edward Morton captured the moment after he set up a camera to film the nimble creature in his back garden.

He watched as the agile young badger hauled itself up the pole of the bird table like a “seasoned mountain climber” before it pulled off the top of the bird feeder and scooped out the nuts.

The crafty badger clambers onto the 4ft high bird table for a midnight feast

The crafty badger clambers onto the 4ft high bird table for a midnight feast

The caring omnivore, the smallest out of a family of four, then knocked the nuts off the table to his waiting relatives below.

Full time carer Edward, 51, of St Ives, Cambs., said badgers had been coming into his garden for years but was “shocked” to see one perched on his bird table.

Edward, who looks after his mother Lorna, 83, said: “I thought it was squirrels so I set up a light and waited at night time but discovered it was badgers.

“They are my favourite animal and are absolutely amazing. It is a really clever little creature.

The nocturnal creature tucks  into food laid out for the birds

The nocturnal creature tucks into food laid out for the birds

“A family of four come into the garden every night but it is the smallest one that climbed up onto the bird table.

“Amazingly the family must know it is the smallest as they seem to send the tiny one up there to get the nuts and then it knocks them down to them.

“He or she must be pretty nimble as it can’t be easy to get up there the badger is like a seasoned mountain climber”

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