December 3rd 2008.
On wed the 3rd we recieved a call from a gentleman in St.Erth. to say he had a badger in his garden. This was in the middle of the day, this is not right so we said we would go and see if we could catch her and find out what was wrong. On arrival we saw she was in good condition, althought she was having trouble trying to eat. So we tried to catch her but was unable to do so, as she was too fast. So we desided to leave a trap and baited it with dog food and peanuts. We didn't get her the first night, so left the trap set. We recived a call early next morning saying there was a badger in the trap, but they dident think it was the one we where after? So we went straight over I checked the badger as best as i could while it was in the trap.
She seemed a bit off and didn't try to bite when I put a stick in to see if she would show any aggression, this made me feel we had the right one. So we took her to the vet where she was put out and given a full check up. She was found to have a badly bruised mouth and nose as if given a glancing blow from a car. She then stayed in our recovery pens for 8 days till her mouth healed up. We then took her back to her home, the minute the cage was on the ground we opened the door and she was off. Straight under the bushes, where she then climbed the bank and ran along the top back to the area to her sett. So that was another good release.