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Cool fox photo, Foxor! I bet you were excited to see him in your garden.

I really like foxes, unless they're pawing around near my sett. We badgers are quite territorial you see, and foxes have a naughty habit of using our lovely homes as dens instead of digging out their own. A bit rude if you ask me.

I like to think of them a bit like lions or tigers. Amazing to watch, but you wouldn't want one in your bed!

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Wow, isn't it amazing how quickly spring gets going once it starts? It seems like only yesterday that I saw the first snowdrops, yet all of a sudden there are daffodils and wood anemones (like these ones), travelling toads, arriving birds and butterflies everywhere!

You've been spotting loads of stuff too - tawny owls calling, frogspawn, ladybirds... Next it will be bluebells! I can't wait. It's always my favourite time of the year and a chance to go out and take pictures in the sunshine.

Foxor has also been out looking for me and my badger friends. Leave us some peanuts if you like...

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Guess what I heard today! My first birdy sign of spring - a chiffchaff!

I like chiffchaffs because they're easy to identify. They're hard to see in the tree tops and their creamy brown feathers help them to blend into their surroundings, but they sing nice and loudly.

So what do they sound like? That's easy. They sing their name!

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Ha. That'll show him. I've gone all the way round my sett making sure it's properly defended and that nosey fox hasn't been back since.

There really is only one way to mark your territory good and proper. Watch your step...

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Grrr! Someone's been sniffing about near my sett! Who was it? Where did they go?

I can smell them and there are paw marks in the dirt all around the entrance of my sett. The secret visitor must have been sneaking about while I was away and had a nosey around. I bet it was that big fox I've seen lately.

Well, he can't have it. This sett is mine!

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