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12-09-02, 01:35 PM

Callous ... road workers painted white line straight over body of dead badger near Frome, Somerset

Roadmen paint badger


LAZY road workers painted a white line straight over a dead badger.
The animal’s body was lying by the side of a main road as the new lines were being marked out.

Instead of moving it, workers painted a white stripe over its back.


County line ... sign near the badger's body

Passer-by Chris Crab-tree took these photos of the callous act on the A361 near Frome, Somerset. The salesman, 58, said: “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

“I had driven over the county border into Somerset when I noticed it.

“They had painted over the badger where it lay.”


Coated in paint ... dead animal's fur is matted

The dad of four, of Congresbury, added: “I don’t know if they didn’t notice it, although they’re big enough animals.

“Perhaps they couldn’t be bothered to move it.”

Somerset council had given the marking job to a private contractor.

A spokesman said: “This is totally unacceptable and we will be asking for an explanation.”

A month ago we told how workmen painted yellow lines around a traffic cone in Huddersfield, West Yorks.

Posted by Roscoe

12-09-02, 01:51 PM
Yep, Jobsworth taken to a new level.

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12-09-02, 04:43 PM
Dead Badgers----YES.

New white Lines on Road----NO!!

Any form of road repair-----NO.

Our council has taken to painting the road black, putting up a sign saying "Caution NEW ROAD SURFACE" and hoping it calms local drivers who are getting continuosly more frustrated with the poor road conditions.

Guess what, painting the road does not improve the way it feels to drive over it!

Do they think we are stupid!!

Ill get one, one day!

Dutch Paul
07-11-02, 08:17 PM
Probably the same road painter did this

Dutch Paul
07-11-02, 08:17 PM
And this ??