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robert fuller artist watching badgers

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I visit a badger sett every night Most evenings I walk into a valley near my gallery in Thixendale, North Yorkshire, to watch badgers for my paintings. Over the years these wild animals have accepted me as one of their own and I have painted most of their portraits. In fact, I am now so much a part of their everyday lives that the cubs will let me sit amongst them, scrambling over my boots […]

badger painting of the week

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Badgers live in deep burrows, known as setts, and only come out to forage at night. Their brief daylight forays make it difficult to get a good understanding of their characters and as a wildlife artist I’ve always wanted to learn more. So I built an underground badger sett and installed cameras into chambers within it in the hope that I could film their secret underground world. When I then learned of three young cubs […]

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I’ve been visiting a badger sett in a valley on the Yorkshire Wolds for so long now that I have been accepted as part of the clan. Here is the story of how I got this totally wild family of badgers to accept my presence – and ended up being nicknamed a ‘badger whisperer’. Although I had been watching badgers at this particular sett for many years, the story reached a crescendo in the spring […]

Bringing Up Baby: Badgers: Art Exhibition by Robert E Fuller

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Badger cubs come out from their underground setts in late May and you can see them playing and exploring in the evening summer sunshine until July. Robert E Fuller has a lifetime of watching cubs as they grow. He shares his tips on how to look out for them in the wild.   As we watch the countryside slowly springing to life, it’s amazing to think our largest and most distinctive wild carnivore, the badger, […]

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The painting above was inspired by three fox cubs that had occupied an unused part of a badger sett. I first noticed the presence of foxes at the badger sett after spotting a half-gnawed pheasant leg poking out of one of the holes and realised a fox must be using part of the sett for a den.  My suspicions were confirmed when I then saw the remains of rabbits and the wing of a young […]


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