A European Badger (Meles meles) strips the bark off an Elder tree in the Peak District National Park, UK.
Tesni Ward / Biosphoto
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Shooting date : 2017-05-10
Whilst 80% of their diet consists of Earthworms, Badgers have a varied diet beyond this. Due to their impact on the pH of the soil, Elder trees are often found growing nearby, and both the flowers and bark are a tasty inclusion in their diet.