Home and dry
This time she did not hesitate, she could smell and see her surroundings better, and she headed straight down the active entrance. We have no idea what the cub’s mother’s reaction was or how the rest of her family reacted. But she probably got a good checking over and scent marked as well!
Support feeding, including fresh water being left, continued due to the exceptionally dry weather.
This has now been significantly reduced and will be stopped this week.
The cub’s family have been keeping an eye out for their friendly food parcels. The photo below was taken by the volunteer doing the support feeding; a badger watching her as she spread the peanuts about!