Badgers can be described as nocturnal omnivores spending most of their time underground in their large setts. They generally emerge at dusk and will remain active above ground until dawn, in summer time they occasionally become active before dark. They eat a wide variety of food so they do not generally have to travel large distances while foraging and on average will not wander more than 5km from the sett. They hunt using hearing and smell along well used tracks usually foraging alone. The staple of the badger’s diet consists of earthworms practically when they come to the surface on wet nights in spring and early summer.