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Encounter with a Badger

Rose came to us on 7th June after a very lucky encounter with a badger!

The finder heard a huge scream, and ran outside in her pyjamas to find Rose in the mouth of a badger. The lady went towards the badger, which made it drop the hog. The lady grabbed the hog and took her indoors, chased by the badger who was trying to get in the back door to take it’s prize back!

There was quite a bit of damaged the Rose’s back, and a lot of skin and spike loss.

While in our care, Rose gave birth to two hoglets, which will be released to a different site when they are big enough.

With the correct treatment, Rose’s wounds have healed and her spikes have regrown.

She was released back to the wild yesterday, in a badger free area. One lucky hog!


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