Friday, August 26, 2011

Mr. Badger ( well, he is still a boy)

Last weekend we drove to Germany again, on our way there we drive through Belgium and there I saw a dead badger by the side of the highway.
I never saw a badger in real or alive for that matter.
I think they are beautiful animals , animals we should protect before it's too late.
Well it inspired me to make a cub and the more photo's I saw on the internet the more I love them  and the more I was shocked to see how they are persecuted.
I'll put a link here so if you want you can read about the efforts some groups make to protect this beautiful creature.
http://www.badgertrust.org.uk/content/about.asp

I'm thinking of making a Mrs. Fox ( well she would still be a little girl)


P.s. To the people who live at the East coast in the States: You will be in my thoughts this weekend

19 comments:

  1. Helen ik vind het weer ongelooflijk ontroerend mooi:)))))zoals ik net al zei op flickr ,ik ben dol op dassen.We steunen das en boom(het heet nu anders geloof ik)al jaren en dit jaar gaan we weer proberen er eentje in het wild te 'spotten"
    En dan het ongeloooflijke toeval dat ik seconden geleden eentje van fimo in de oven zet:)))))great minds.....
    Nee,jouw das spant het de spreekwoordelijke kroon.Die van mij is maar een probeersel:)super super super.....ik sta elke keer weer perplex....je creativiteit is echt grenzeloos:)

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  2. I love Badgers Helen, such beautiful creatures. It always makes me so sad to see one dead at the side of the road, this year I have seen quite a few.

    Your little badger has such a cute wee face.

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  3. Oh Helen, your badger is so adorable. I know just what you are saying, people are so misinformed on many things in nature. What my father taught me was that everything has a place on this earth and is here for some reason. To disrupt that is ruining the balance of nature. Bravo for helping people see that through your lovely little badger. :)

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  4. Your badger is adorable! I have never seen one in real life either.

    That is so sad that humans would try to obliterate a species. When animals become extinct, it impacts the entire world.

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  5. Barby, Carolyn, thank you for your lovely comments and yes you are both so right !

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  6. Oh i like your work, wondefull
    Ich liebe deine Werke, sie sind so realistisch und einmalig. Schaue immer wieder gern hier vorbei, weiter so damit wir noch viele tolle Wesen zu sehen bekommen.
    Viele Grüße aus Deutschland von den DBears
    -- Dirk --

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  7. Dbears, Ich habe deinen Blog gesehen heute Morgen und deinen Bären sind Super !
    LG,
    Helen

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  8. I'm in the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania so thank you for the kind thoughts towards on for Saturday night!

    My mom lives in England and feeds her local badgers. Your little guy is so precious!

    Your work is gorgeous!

    karenmakesstuff

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  9. Thank you so much Karen, I hope you all will be safe! How sweet of your mother !

    Helen

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  10. Оооо я в восхищении!!!!

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  11. Oh I love your dear sweet little Badger. I have never seen a real one but grew to love them through the Fantasy stories of Brian Jacques!

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  12. He's absolutely beautiful Helen. I have never seen one either, I am not sure if there are many in Scotland, but I know there are lots in England so I'd imagine there are some here as well!

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  13. April: thanks! I've checked Brian Jaques and I'm definitely going to find out more about him!

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  14. Sharon, you are from Scotland ? Wow, I love Scotland! And I'm sure there are badgers there!

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  15. What a sweet beautiful face you have given your badger friend. Makes him look not at all menacing.

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  16. Helen, your little badger is adorable!
    Ina

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