This is one of three badgers I was able to photograph this evening. This one would be about 6 months old. The mother didn't make an appearance but I can't complain - the little ones were great fun to watch.
Between their medieval extinction and the 1980s, when wild boar farming began, only a handful of captive wild boar, imported from the continent, were present in Britain. The Herefordshire/Gloucestershire population, which is based in the Forest of Dean, originates from one escape of boar of Eastern European origin in 1997 from a farm near Weston under Penyard and another apparently deliberate release near Staunton in 2004 and together now form probably the largest single population in the UK with a total population well in excess of 200 with groups of over 30 having been seen and photographed in several different locations in the forest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_boar
Taken in the Forest of Dean.
Finally it's starting to feel like all the persistence, mud, midges, heat, cold, etc is paying off :)