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sett

, set
1. a small rectangular paving block made of stone, such as granite, used to provide a durable road surface
2. the burrow of a badger
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"Please leave them alone." The exact location of the sett is not being revealed, to protect the badgers.
Dogs with tracking devices attached to their collars had been used to locate badgers underground and a determined attempt had been made to dig down to the sett.
Its goal was to eliminate all predictors that were not relevant for the model of sett habitat.
Crews used a snake eye camera to capture an image of Boh in the sett.
Quizzed by Clive Rees, for Keith Williams, he said there had been a badger sett in the field for many years.
The research, published in the Royal Society's scientific journal Biology Letters, found M.bovis was prevalent in the soil of badger setts on 78 per cent of farms sampled and in 56 per cent of badger faeces on farms sampled.
The court heard how a member of the public spotted the gang close to a known badger sett in theNorth Yorkshirevillage of Hovingham on January 11 and immediately reported it to police.
The court heard a man walking his dogs became suspicious when he saw a Land Rover in a field where he knew there was a badger sett.
The 36-year-old, of Brenda Road, Hartlepool, admitted to digging for badgers; interfering with a badger sett; causing unnecessary suffering to another dog - Brock the terrier, which was sent down the sett and found with severe injuries - careless driving, driving without insurance and without a licence.
Badger diggers dislodge the animal from its sett and then set dogs on them, sitting back to watch what they determine as sport as the dogs and badger literally tear lumps out of each other, all for the enjoyment of those witnessing this shocking spectacle.
Around the opening of the sett and along the paths will be scattered pieces of vegetation collected as bedding material.
According to National Wildlife Crime Unit badger baiting involves dogs wearing radio collars being sent below ground into a badger sett.