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.