The badgers enjoying a late breakfast of cornflakes at the Enchanted Manor in Niton.
AS THE controversial badger cull started in parts of England last week, Islanders have spoken up in defence of the animals.
Despite protests, around 5,000 badgers are expected to be shot in Somerset and Gloucestershire in a bid to tackle bovine TB.
Maggie Hilton, who runs the Enchanted Manor bed and breakfast, in Niton, said her guests loved watching the family of badgers who have been visiting the garden for generations.
"We have been told badgers have been coming here for at least 60 years, almost every night, and our guests are always delighted to see them," said Maggie, who puts out cornflakes for the animals to eat.
"We would be devastated if anything happened to them as they are the most contented and non-vicious badgers.
"They give our guests so much pleasure and many say watching the badgers is the highlight of their stay."