Wildlife activist Chris Packham lashed out at cowardly “bullies” who pulled a dead badger out of his home, the last decaying animal that was dumped at his door.
The TV presenter, who lashed out against the badger cut, was fed up with seeing the female sow hanging around her neck by a wooden gate in front of her house.
Packham’s animal rights campaign has made him a repeat target for criminals, who in the past have also left dead birds and a fox corpse outside his Marchwood, New Forest property.
He arrived home at 12.30 on Thursday evening to meet the gloomy animal.
But the BBC presenter Springwatch, who was troubled to find the rate recently born, refuses to be intimidated even in the face of death threats and has released human excrement.
58-year-old Packham said today: ‘My heart has sunk, I was hoping I had overcome it. I will not be intimidated by this.
Wildlife activist Chris Packham lashed out at the cowardly “bullies” who pulled a dead badger out of his home
The TV presenter, who lashed out against the badger cull, was fed up with seeing the female sow hanging from the neck by a wooden gate in front of her house
‘I made it clear that this won’t stop me from doing what I do, which makes the countryside a better place for wildlife.
‘He was tied up in the middle of the gate … He seems to have died in a car accident – the injuries are not consistent with the shooting.
‘There are no broken limbs, which you would normally see in a rate that has been invested.
‘He had no rigor mortis last night. It was very muddy. At least, he wasn’t deliberately killed to torment me. “
Packham said he now believes that the culprit who torments him with dead animals lives nearby.
He said: ‘We are pretty sure that they are local people. I don’t think it’s someone who came from across the country to do it.
‘They know where I live. It has been going on for some time. I think the message doesn’t come.
Packham’s animal rights campaign made him a repeat target for offenders, who in the past have also left dead birds and a wolf body (pictured) outside his Marchwood, New Forest estate
Packham said he now believes that the culprit who torments him with dead animals lives nearby
‘I am carrying out what I am doing and I continue to do it because I think it is the right thing to do.
‘My partner Charlotte is angry about it. Just think “having a hold is not the way to behave, it doesn’t do anyone any favors”.
‘My stepdaughter Megan is angry about this. You see that we need to make progress in the countryside.
“The number of animals is rapidly decreasing and habitats are disappearing and we must protect those that remain.”
Packham said he would prefer critics to write letters to him to vent their opposition or invite him to debates.
He added: ‘Some people are so resistant to change. They have to go wild like this – it’s bullying.
In April last year, Packham involved the police after finding dead birds hanging outside his house
Packham said his partner Charlotte (right) is angry about targeting and has urged criminals to “take a hold”
‘I am concerned about security – I don’t own this house, I rent it. Honestly, I see it as part of a process.
‘I just have to accept that not everyone will behave reasonably and rationally when challenged.
‘I haven’t been on the breeding rate soap dish recently and I haven’t talked about fox hunting since after Christmas and New Year.
‘It was a surprise. It’s such a destructive thing to do. ‘
The confirmed officers of the Hampshire Constabulary were investigating the latest dumping of dead animals.
A force spokesman said: ‘Officers are investigating an accident report on a property in Marchwood.
‘It was reported that a dead badger had been left outside the property. It was found in the early hours of Friday. Investigations are ongoing. “