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Badger rescued from bottom of Hailsham swimming pool

The Argus: Badgered rescued from bottom of Hailsham swimming pool Badgered rescued from bottom of Hailsham swimming pool

An injured badger was rescued from the bottom of a disused swimming pool.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service were called out just after 8.30am on Thursday morning to help the trapped badger at a home in Hailsham.

Rescuers Trevor Weeks MBE and Lindsay Redfern climbed down into the empty swimming pool and found the badger trying to sleep in an unusual position with it back to the corner of the swimming pool and tucking its head to his belly and covering his head with his legs to hide.

The position of the badger caused rescuer some problems but eventually the badger was caught and placed into a special badger cage where it was then assessed and triaged.

Two swellings were noticed on the badgers, which looked like possible bite marks from other badgers which had become infected.

The badger was loaded onto WRAS's ambulance and transported back to the charity's casualty centre at Whitesmith, near Hailsham, where the badger was bedded down and is now booked in to be seen by one of WRAS's vets.

To make a donation towards the care of the casualties dealt by WRAS call 01825 873003 or post donations to East Sussex WRAS, PO Box 2148, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 9DE.

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5:09am Tue 1 Apr 14

twonk says...

Who badgered the rescue?
Who badgered the rescue? twonk
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7:08am Tue 1 Apr 14

twonk says...

Quick editing. Well done.
Quick editing. Well done. twonk
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5:51pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Goldenwight says...

I thought this was the April Fool's spoof until I saw the real one! Presumably the badger was escaping from the flooded Somerset levels and saw a swimming pool as its natural habitat.
I thought this was the April Fool's spoof until I saw the real one! Presumably the badger was escaping from the flooded Somerset levels and saw a swimming pool as its natural habitat. Goldenwight
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