Badgers in the UK aren't just digging up the cemetery… they're digging up bodies!
They've tunneled under coffins and brought bones and human remains up to the surface.
The cemetery has been around since 1881 and is the final resting place to over 33,000 people.
Because the badgers are literally bringing up bones, this is creating a very uncomfortable situation for the relatives of those buried there.
That's so awful.
A cemetery worker said:
"In some places they have burrowed right under the graves, toppling some headstones and more disturbingly, depositing human bones on the surface.
Two or three years ago I received a phone call from a distressed person to say vandals had struck. I visited the cemetery to see the grass completely torn up. I have never seen it so bad. It wasn’t vandals but the very cute badgers."
The person is apparently a fan of badgers.
And even if they hated badgers, there would be nothing they could do because the cemetery was designed as a nature reserve in 2005 so they can't kill them.
Another source said:
"Licenses to move badgers are only granted in exceptional circumstances.
There have been occasions over the years where human remains have been found above the ground in the cemetery and we have reverently re-interred these as close to their original graves as possible."
Well we really hope they work this out because this isn't a good situation for anyone.
Badgers, the deceased and their relatives need to find a way to coexist.
Let's hope the cemetery owners do something.
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