TresspassersUpdated: December 31st, 2018Created: May 16th, 2018
31 Dec 2018 A few days ago I was stopped on the way to Calstock with a query about my view of badgers, whereat I was told that chippings had been seen on the bank by the breach; today I investigated.
My surprise was first to note a branch that had lain across the bun d had disappeared. I noted the chippings but wondered if they were from a badger, though you will see from the following image that the multiple marks could be those of a badgers teeth and unlikely to be a human attempt at deceit.
However two smaller branches had clearly been cut by a machette type instrument, a they are clean cut, no saw groves.
The evidence of recent trespass is from footwear marks going down to the drain, inspection shows the heal has dug down some 4 inches . The image below is from the other side of the drain and has not been affected by weather or tide yet.