Badger cub rescue

Yesterday morning Oxfordshire Badger Group got called out to a badger cub that had been found wandering around on its own long after it should have been back in its sett asleep.

I went with my mum to collect the badger cub. When we arrived the cub had already been caught by the kind member of the public who had reported in the first place.

We quickly got it safely settled and rushed it over to Twiggywinkles.

The poor cub was very thin and severely dehydrated.

A lot of wildlife is really suffering with this prolonged hot and dry weather, resulting in dehydration and starvation.

Please put out clean water for wildlife in your garden.

We spent last night in the area the cub was found, making sure there weren’t any other cubs, (we didn’t find any) we also put down some food and water for the other members of the clan.

Unfortunately my mum heard this morning that the poor little cub wasn’t strong enough to make it through the night.



About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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3 Responses to Badger cub rescue

  1. It’s quite inspirational to read about the efforts of yourself and others in this case. Life is hard for humans – it’s typically even harder for wildlife yet this knowledge doesn’t make stories like this seem any less upsetting. Moved by your efforts and sad to hear the outcome.


  2. Helen White says:

    Love to hear how people rally to help badgers though a sad outcome this time.


  3. This is so sad, but lovely that there are people willing to help badgers.

    Liked by 2 people

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