VIDEO: First badger caught in broad daylight on Center Parcs forest cameras

A badger has been caught on camera in broad daylight at a popular nearby Center Parcs holiday forest.

By Damien Lucas
Tuesday, 22nd September 2015, 6:00 am
The badger caught on camera at Woburn Forest
The badger caught on camera at Woburn Forest

It may be September and the leaves are starting to change to autumn colours but that was not the only thing captured on the forest cameras at Center Parcs in nearby Woburn recently.

A badger has been recorded coming out into the daylight, the first to be caught on camera doing so.

September is a time the Center Parcs ranger team carry out some surveying to establish which setts the badgers are using as they will be making the use of the abundance of food available and fattening up ready for winter.

The badger caught on camera at Woburn Forest

The video, which you can see for yourself here, shows the nocturnal animal venturing out of the sett and having a tentative look and sniff around before quickly retreating back into the hole.

Woburn Forest is the newest holiday village in the Center Parcs portfolio and is located on the outskirts of Flitwick and Ampthill in Bedfordshire. It has been operational for just over a year, opening in July 2014.