A struggling young badger has been rescued from the pathway of a Cardiff property, and is recovering at a local specialist wildlife facility.
The badger was spotted by a member of the public, staggering a few steps at a time at a Castle Road property in Tongwynlais, in the early evening of 3 July.
RSPCA Cymru attended, and found a disorientated badger who, despite no obvious injuries, was out in the daylight and very unsteady on his feet.
The badger was taken into RSPCA care, and is now undergoing care at the specialist Vale Wildlife Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre, near Tewkesbury.
It is hoped the badger will be returned to the wild in the near future – after an eye problem is tended to at the centre.
Simon Evans, RSPCA inspector, said: “This poor young badger was found very disorientated, and staggering, but fortunately had no serious injuries.
“Rescuing wildlife in need is a big part of the RSPCA’s work in Wales – and it was great to be able to help this badger.
“He’s now at Vale Wildlife Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre, and it is hoped will soon be able to be returned safely back to where he belongs – the wild.”
Martin Brookes, of Vale Wildlife Centre, said: “Subject to some further testing, this badger will be returned to the wild in the very near future.”
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