A group of badgers have built a sett under the road through a village in Dargate, Kent which has led to the local council closing it for 'elf 'n safety reasons, effectively cutting off the village.
The Sunday Express reports that the village is under siege and that the local pub is 'out of bounds'. Local residents say that this is the fourth time that badger diggings have closed the road. "There's a lot of cost involved, but the badgers just move further along the lane".
A spokesman for Natural England described the one-way flaps which let badgers out, but prevent them entering a sett again. "Once they realise they can't get back in they go elsewhere" he said.
Quite. Like 10 yards further down the same road?