Friday 25th at 7pm myself, Ian and my wife Julie went to pick up our patient from our holding pens. Which are situated in our good friends rather large garden. I must mention her, without her generosity in letting us use her land and all the help with the feeding and helping to raise funds we would not be able to help as many animals as we do. So a big thank you to Anne.
She was looking a tad feisty when we arrived.
So much so she left a few teeth marks in the grasper.
After about 15mins finally got her into the cage.
And off we went, if you’re wondering her nice purple bum is an antiseptic spray we use, to stop infection.
On arrival we were met by Mike from the local badger group who knew where the sett was, we then had a short walk to her home in the woods.
She was very keen to get home and as soon as we released her she knew where she was and went straight home.
A very happy ending I hope you will all agree. Sorry I am unable to post any photos of her leaving the cage. This is for Two reasons....
One they can attack once they leave so we have to be aware of that...
Two, the main reason is that the setts must remain unknown for obvious reasons...
We left our young badger to rejoin her sett and we headed home, this was about midnight. On the way back we had another call from a chap in Pendeen, who had come across another young female badger that has been hit by car. So off we set, we arrived at his house about 1 am, he was very concerned and very helpful.
We moved her to our cage and placed her in Ian's car. She seems to be in a lot a pain and fighting. Which is a good sign, usually means they stand a good chance of surviving.
We arrived at the vet around half an hour later. She was immediately examined by the vet. Unfortunately she was found to have a fractured back leg and her front leg severly broken.
Unfortunatly because of her injuries she had to be put to sleep. She is now at peace, sorry to say not all rescues are successful.
Anyway a sad end to a long day...