A badger was dragged, alive, along a main road between Hadlow Down and Cross in Hand, East Sussex on Saturday night after being hit by a car late at night.
The driver initially stopped, checked behind his vehicle and assumed the badger had run off. Unaware of the damage to the front of the car or that the badger was still lodged there, the driver continued driving till the car broke down in the next village. On getting out the driver was horrified to find the badger. Straight away he called Sussex Police, not knowing who else to call for help and a local patrol attended on site. The local unit then contacted East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) for help after confirming the badger was still alive.