Dead badger is strung up on TV presenter Chris Packham's front gate

Wildlife activist Chris Packham has lashed out at vile 'bullies' who strung up a dead badger outside his home, the latest rotting animal to be dumped at his door.

The TV presenter, who has railed against badger culling, was sickened to see the female sow hanging by the neck from a wooden gate at the front of his house.

Packham's animal rights campaigning has made him a repeat target for thugs, who in the past have also left dead birds and a snared fox corpse outside his Marchwood, New Forest, property. 

He arrived home at 12.30am on Thursday night to encounter the grim animal.

But the BBC Springwatch presenter, who was disturbed to find the badger had recently given birth, refuses to be cowed even in the face of death threats and posted human excrement.  

The 58-year-old Packham today said: 'My heart sank, I was hoping we had got over this. I'm not going to be intimidated by this.

Wildlife activist Chris Packham has lashed out at vile 'bullies' who strung up a dead badger outside his home

Wildlife activist Chris Packham has lashed out at vile 'bullies' who strung up a dead badger outside his home

The TV presenter, who has railed against badger culling, was sickened to see the female sow hanging by the neck from a wooden gate at the front of his house

The TV presenter, who has railed against badger culling, was sickened to see the female sow hanging by the neck from a wooden gate at the front of his house

'I have made it very clear that this is not going to stop me from doing what I do, which is making the countryside a better place for wildlife.

'It was tied up in the middle of the gate... It looks like it died in a road traffic accident - the injuries are not consistent with shooting.

'There are not any broken limbs, which you would normally see in a badger that has been run over.

'It did not have rigor mortis last night. It was very muddy. At least, it was not killed deliberately to torment me.'

Packham said he now believes the culprit tormenting him with dead animals lives nearby.

He said: 'We are pretty certain this is local people. I don't think this is someone who

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