A road casualty badger has surivived 2-3 days and found its way to East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service’s Casualty Care Unit at Horsebridge. At 3am this morning volunteer Tim Mckenzie was passing through and called at the unit only to discover an injured badger crawling behind the building.
"I had one hell of a surprise and at first I thought it was just a wild badger which was visiting but as I watched the badger clearly there was something wrong", said Tim "I think this is the first time a casualty has found its way to us rather than us going out to the casualty."
The badger was caught and veterinary surgeon Rosario Gutierrez was woken up and gave the badger first aid and treatment. The badger is now being operated on to repair a broken front leg. "We hope the badger will make a full recovery and be releasable, but this will take a short while to repair" said Tim.
"The wound is clearly several days old and this badger must have struggled to get around and may not have survived had she not found her way to our unit" said Trevor Weeks WRAS’s founder, "this is one lucky badger."
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