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Badgers Cause Chaos At Stonehenge

From BBC's Newsround page:

Badgers are getting into a heap of trouble near the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge.
The nocturnal burrowers are digging into ancient burial mounds at the site about five miles away from the stones.
The Ministry of Defence, which owns the land, is trying to shift the snuffly diggers to areas of less import.
Big fences are being considered to stop the badgers returning to their setts, or burrows. Killing the creatures has been ruled out.
English Heritage, which looks after sites of historical interest, has said: "Culling badgers has not been considered by English Heritage and is not our policy."
English Heritage is now conducting research to find out more about the impact the badgers are having on the area.
stubob Posted by stubob
11th August 2004ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

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