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Jump card off as BADGERS chomp through fences

Sherbie Johnson

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Jump card off as BADGERS chomp through fences

Rabid badgers munch through Scutter Park’s 12 fences overnight, forcing 3-day meeting to close.

This year’s three day festival at Scutter Park - named the ‘outhouse in jump racing’s garden’ - has been abandoned after badgers munched through all the birch fences.

An initial check revealed all the hurdles intact, but, to ground staff’s horror, the chase course was missing every one of its twelve fences.

Baffled to find all fences vanished, clerk of the course Tarquin Bibby was in tears as he performed his routine 6 am inspection.

Bibby said: “At first we thought it was aliens, or elaborate thieves – then we noticed a troupe of bloated, passed-out badgers sleeping in the regulation ditch.

Jump card off as BADGERS chomp through fences
Rabid badgers have eaten through Scutter Park’s 12 fences overnight, forcing the three day meeting to close.

“We've had terrible problems with badgers. My assistant clerk was found bound and gagged in the woods in an old sett. I’ve had my car tyres slashed, my ignition cord cut and my engine sabotaged. I know it's them.

“They have an immense network and are always one step ahead of us: they’re basically criminal masterminds.”

Badger, Gareth Timms said: “That Bovine TB badger cull in 2013 wiped out all my friends and family.

"We’re not even yet.”

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