Greetings, Kindly please tell your idea about the meaning of "like furred weights against the gutter". I just know that badgers are animals with fur, but I can't imagine them as weights against gutters! I don't know if gutters here are channels at the edge of a street or road or channels along the roofs?! I guess those badgers stick to channels along the building walls! Maybe! It's just my imagination. I shall explain that here Harold walks along the road, and see many things, like deers, dogs and badgers. It's part of "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry"by Rachel Joyce, British writer. Many thanks.