There is much evidence that hedgehogs utilise urban areas to avoid badger predation in the UK. This paper shows that in the Netherlands, where the badger population is lower than in the UK, the same pattern is occurring. The situation is more complicated than badgers eating all the hedgehogs; badgers and hedgehogs both prey on earthworms and therefore are completing for similar resources. There is a lack of earthworms on intensively managed farmland which exacerbates the situation.