Beaten badger rescued from Hemel Hempstead rubbish heap after bite from a fellow brock


A badger who’d taken a bit of a beating in a brock brawl was rescued while rummaging for food in Hemel Hempstead last week.

The RSPCA were called to reports of the striped black and white creature rooting through rubbish bags in Bennetts End’s Peascroft Road, after a passer-by noticed she was injured and ‘dragging herself around’.

The charity’s animal collection officer Kate Wright found the badger and discovered a bite wound on her rump and a wound on her abdomen.

Ms Wright said: “We think the bite wound was caused by another badger. We often have to deal with badgers with wounds like this at this time of year as they are ousted from their group.

“Luckily she seemed happy in herself and was clearly rooting around in the bins for food. We had to take her to get some treatment so that the wounds didn’t become infected or get any worse.”

The badger was taken to a wildlife hospital where she was treated and is expected to make a good recovery before being released back into the wild.

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