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B-b-b-baby b-b-b-badger

Well, lookee here. Don’t worry, he’s fine.

Our neighbor called us at dusk yesterday to say there was a badger against her garden wall, just hanging out. What should she do? This seemed extremely unlikely, as badgers is shy and shoot across the garden the moment they hear you approach, but she was right.

Behold. There he is.

He was moving a little and snuffling (and greedily eating dog food), but not acting at all like a proper badger, so we called a badger rescue (of course there are badger rescues). We were worried he might have been hit by a car.

They picked him up and took him to the vet and…he’s just a littl’un, maybe two months old. Dehydrated, but otherwise perfectly well. Too young to be scared, I guess.

How he got separated from his family, who knows? There’s a known sett about a mile away, but he seems to small to have come so far.

They named him Bertie from [house next door] and I think we’re allowed to visit him at the rescue. Maybe not, if they decide to re-release him in the wild.

Isn’t he cute?

May 31, 2022 — 6:00 pm
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