A badger rescued from a snare by RSPCA Cymru has been released, safe and well, back to the wild, in the Vale of Glamorgan.

RSPCA Cymru found the badger, in a Barry field, trapped in a snare next to a fence. The snare was caught around her neck, and wounds were visible on the animal’s body.

However, after a spell in specialist care, the badger made a full recovery.

She was returned safely back to the wild by the by … Continue reading…

The cruel and indiscriminate nature of snares has been highlighted, after a badger became trapped in a device in the Vale of Glamorgan.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted to the incident on 5 February, after a badger was found trapped in the snare, next to a fence, in a Barry field.

A member of the public initially thought the badger was foraging by the fence, but, after being concerned by a lack of movement, later found it to be trapped.

The … Continue reading…

A badger was rescued by the RSPCA after falling down a five-metre drop into an empty septic tank.

The mammal was spotted running around the bottom of the tank, at Thames Water, in Aldenham, Watford, on the morning of Friday, 19 August.

It is not known how long he had been there, but as badgers are nocturnal and there were no steps or alternative means of exit, it is thought it must have been since at least the night before…. Continue reading…

IMG_0682

The RSPCA is encouraging people to be alert and help local wildlife after a badger walked into a cobblers in Reading in broad daylight last week.

RSPCA inspector Nikki Denham was called to Caversham Cobblers on Bridge Street in Reading city centre last Friday (1 July). Staff were shocked at the rather unusual looking customer, as the male badger just walked right in off of the street at around 6pm and went and hid in a dark corner of the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is reminding people about the dangers football netting can pose to wildlife after a badger got so entangled he had to be rescued.

The badger was spotted by a member of the public on Monday (5 October) morning at a school in Wolverhampton.

Two officers from the RSPCA worked together to free her before she was taken to Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich. She was also found to have wounds to her face.

Once at Stapeley, it … Continue reading…