Hedgehogs are disappearing form the British countryside because they are being devoured by badgers, a study has found.
Researchers said the mammals, which are increasingly having to move to urban areas, are now present in just a fifth of the countryside.
Regular destruction of habitat with heavy agricultural machinery – as well as the use of pesticides in intensive farming – is also said to be wiping out the worms, beetles, slugs, caterpillars, earwigs and millipedes it feeds on.
Badgers aren’t exactly new in Britain now, are they? So it’s unlikely they’re the cause of any significant population change…..