The ensnared badger rescued by RSPCA inspector Neill Manley on 18 March has been released into the wild at the spot where the animal was found.

RSPCA officer Neill Manley rescued the animal in Parkmill on 18 March. The badger was examined by a vet before being released.

Commenting on the successful operation, Neill said: “After a few days recuperating the badger was released at dusk. As I carried him back to where he came from, the animal seemed to realise where he was and became more agitated and alert. As I opened the cage he jumped out and shot off straight down a well used trail; gone in a flash.

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