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The adventures are about a badger called Itchybald Scratchet, who is the main character in all the books. His friends call him Itchy (The story began by accident, when a real badger was discovered living underneath my sister’s shed).
A bit about Itchy
Itchybald Scratchet lives in an old sett under a shed at the edge of Badger Wood. He was born with Itchy fur (hence his name). Itchy is still quite young and stays near to his home, where he feels safe. After all Badger Wood has everything a badger needs. Itchy was born to a loving Badger family in the sett he now lives in, it has been passed down through Itchy’s family for as long as any badger can remember, probably one hundred Upple (People) years. He sees no reason to leave such a beautiful area as he has such a contented life. Itchy has a brother who he has not seen for some time and also an auntie – Auntie Twiddle.
Loving windfall apples, especially if they are a bit soft and squishy brown, he can often be seen out at dusk collecting them. It was while Itchy was out collecting apples that he slipped and fell down a well injuring his paw, which still hurts on occasion.
Itchy’s favourite meal is warm worm stew cooked by his wife Matty, which they suck up like spaghetti!! Did you know?? Badgers are also known to like peanut butter sandwiches and bananas!!
Itchy – The brave badger
Itchy is a brave badger and will do anything to save Badger Wood & his woodland friends. When anything needs discussing, Itchy will organise a woodland meeting to talk about the woodland issues or Upples.
He is kept busy all the time collecting worms, fruit and berries. All the woodland animals listen out for gossip regarding the Upples and it is Peter the pheasant postman who informs Itchy of the latest news regarding the building of homes on Badger Wood which starts Itchy’s adventures.
While collecting fallen apples, Itchy accidentally gets himself in trouble and is helped by (Enor-Mouse) who later becomes his best friend.