/ Badgers in Parsley Fern Gully?

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KASP82 - on 23 Feb 2013
We found a dead badger in Parsley Fern gully today any ideas?
KASP82 - on 23 Feb 2013
Dave Kerr - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to KASP82:

Your link doesn't work, perhaps because your photos are set as 'friends only'.

I remember reading a story, I think in an SMC Journal, about a badger falling out of Green Gully (or was it Comb Gully?) on The Ben then turning around and going back up it.

I assumed it was a piss take.
Bruce Hooker - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to KASP82:
> We found a dead badger in Parsley Fern gully today any ideas?

What, for a recipe?
John Lyall on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Dave Kerr: I remember hearing that story, from Mick Tighe I think. It came out of one of the Coire Na Ciste gullies, and headed straight back up, never to be seen again. Now we know what happened to it !
KASP82 - on 23 Feb 2013
Trangia - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to KASP82:

Looks like a Yeti to me
Dan Lane - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to KASP82:

You really wern't joking! (I'm the guy who came up PFG LH behind you.)
KASP82 - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Dan Lane: it scared the crap out of me!
KASP82 - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Bruce Hooker: badger hock is ment to be an aquired taste
Martin Wing - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to KASP82: i think it scared me more when you said you had found a body!
KASP82 - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Martin Wing: bump
ericinbristol - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to KASP82:

Years back I climbed with someone who was doing a Scottish gully in winter and was nearly killed by a deer falling down it as he was going up. I know it sounds apocryphal but I'm sure the guy was genuine (believe it or not I can't remember who it was).
deepstar - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to KASP82: I rescued a live(p*ssed off)Badger from Eden Crack in Cheddar Gorge once,phew wiffy!
Snoweider - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to KASP82: Wow. I'm quite amazed. I found some badger prints on Beinn Nuis, Isle of Arran in summer at about 750m. I didn't believe myself so sent a pic of them to The Mammal Society without a location and they backed up my id. The same organisation would definitely be interested in your record!
sbc_10 - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to KASP82:

Is that snow lump behind the late badger avalanche debris ?
Has it been caught up in a slide ?
Martin Wing - on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to sbc_10: There was lots if avalanche debris all down the gully. We thought the badger either came down with it or was already buried and uncovered by it?
sbc_10 - on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to Martin Wing:
It seems strange to imagine a badger living and surviving for long in that habitat, especially under Winter conditions. Then again, it is related to the Wolverine and these tough little buggers eke out their lives in Arctic tundra.
philhilo - on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to KASP82: Wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen the photo. Perplexed as to what a badger would be doing up there, hardly deep soil and woodland!
roddyp on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to KASP82:

It wasn't listening to that Dorothy-Grace Elder, obviously.

And see this: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1723
Andy Nisbet - on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to KASP82:

I've seen a badger on Ben Alder in winter well above 3000ft. There was complete snow cover but it seemed quite happy (not that I got near)
Dave Hewitt - on 25 Feb 2013
In reply to Andy Nisbet:
> I've seen a badger on Ben Alder in winter well above 3000ft.

I once watched a grey squirrel cross the col between Coniston Old Man and Brim Fell at about 750m, heading from the Duddon to Coppermines.
Mark Reeves - on 25 Feb 2013
In reply to KASP82: I think it was a case of the first badger released avalanche.
mountain monster - on 25 Feb 2013
In reply to KASP82:
Saw the badger on Saturday. I wondered if it was the cause of the avalanche.
On a separate tack, does the ice climb from the upper to the lower cwm have a name?
Martin Wing - on 25 Feb 2013
Sean Toms - on 26 Feb 2013
In reply to KASP82:

Once saw a fox run out of the summit shelter on ben nevis in 1991 after doing Tower Ridge.

What either animal expect to eat in either places is a wonder.

DerwentDiluted - on 26 Feb 2013
In reply to Sean Toms:
> (In reply to KASP82)
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> Once saw a fox run out of the summit shelter on ben nevis in 1991 after doing Tower Ridge.
>
Impressive that a fox did Tower Ridge!

jon on 26 Feb 2013
In reply to DerwentDiluted:
> (In reply to Sean Toms)
> [...]
> Impressive that a fox did Tower Ridge!

Hmmm, well I've seen fox tracks on the summit of the Zinal Rothorn. It had either come up the Arbengrat, the ArÍte du Coeur or the Voie Normale. I say this as frankly I think the North Face would be beyond a fox.

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