Day 246 - This was a remarkable stroke of fortune. I had just taken a really bad shot in my room, and as I was going to bed and closing the curtains … I spotted this. I grabbed my telephoto and took a few shots out of my window. After a while, it disappeared. I decided to tempt fate and go outside with my 50mm. So I was crouched in the middle of the lawn in the middle of the night for about 10-15 minutes, then voilà! the badger comes back, snuffling and snapping at things. I was literally about 8 or 10 foot away from it. Unfortunately, however, I had to use manual focus, because the AF assist light would’ve scared it off. It was dark, so manually focussing was a pain in the arse. Still - I’ve got a picture of a badger out of it! Not every day that happens. More unbelievably, a fox appeared on the lawn about 10 minutes after I’d gone back inside!