Their black and white striped head, short legs, and broad, thickset, grey bodies make them one of the easiest British mammals to identify. Badgers are large animals with adult males weighing up to 12kg and reaching almost a metre in length. Badgers also leave signs of their presence. Their setts, tracks and droppings are not difficult to recognise. Mounds of freshly dug soil often draw attention to the location of setts. Their footprints are broader than they are long and usually only four of their five toes show in a print. Even badger hairs, caught on a barbed wire fence, can show their presence in an area.