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A special badger - with very special protectors

10.10.2015
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Edale, Derbyshire I could only stand and marvel: at the badger, but also at the dedication of those working on her behalfDespite the whispering, our excitement was palpable. "There's a white one," one of the volunteers from the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust said. Not white, as it turned out, although in the half-light of a misty pre-dawn it seemed that way.Standing closer, the badger appeared more gingery brown, the head's usual contrast of humbug stripes almost absent. The eyes were a marmalade colour, pretty and rather gentle. This wasn't an albino but an erythristic badger, lacking black pigment in its fur through a genetic mutation. Their distribution in Britain is patchy; there are more in north Shropshire, for example, but very few in Derbyshire; this was the first badger experts in the county had heard about. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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