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Crafty badger gives emergency services the run-around in Rottingdean
A crafty badger led wildlife workers and firemen on a merry dance yesterday after they were called out to rescue the critter.
They spent over an hour trying to catch the mammal after it hid under the wheel arch of an RSPCA van on the under-cliff walkway in Rottingdean.
Eventually the firemen managed to get to the badger by lifting the vehicle and removing the rear wheel.
The animal, which was uninjured, was taken away to rest before being released last night in the South Downs.
Roger Musselle, from Roger’s Wildlife Rescue in Woodingdean, said: “It was unlikely the badger had fallen from the cliff-top as there was no sign of injury.
“It had probably been caught out on the under-cliff while foraging overnight and just wanted somewhere to hide for the day.”
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