I’m posting two blogs today about badgers.
One had a happy ending, this one didn’t.
A member of the public rang Oxon Badger Group explaining that they had found a female badger that had been killed on the road.
This amazing person was thoughtful enough to check on the badger.
Many badgers at this time of year could be suckling cubs and it would be devastating for that family if the mother doesn’t return home. Also some badgers may not actually be dead.
It is essential that if you find an injured badger or any other animal, a qualified person is called, as injured animals can be very aggressive.
Unfortunately this badger was dead, but the rescuer (Alan) saw that there was a cub nearby and it was desperately trying to ‘wake’ its dead mum.
After a call to Oxon Badger Group, it was decided that the quickest course of action was for Alan to take the cub straight to Tiggywinkles. Which he was very kind enough to do so.
Members of Oxon Badger Group went out to the area to search for the sett and to see if there were any more cubs. Alan, who found her also checked daily. No other cubs were found.
Although, unfortunately the rescued badger cub died a few days later, at least it was in the best possible hands, with the best possible treatment and care, thanks to the vigilant member of the public.
It helps Oxon Badger Group to know where setts are around the county, so these setts can be monitored and found in cases like these. If you know of a local sett around Oxfordshire, please don’t publicly post its whereabouts but email in confidence to
Please slow down for badgers – Give Badgers a brake
Next blog has a happier ending.