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Badger discovered at side of road in Dunbar

Badger discovered at side of road in Dunbar

The Scottish SPCA is currently caring for a seven week old badger at their National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross.

We were alerted after a member of the public noticed the young badger at the side of a road in Dunbar on 20 April.

The badger has been named Crumb, after the baking/biscuit theme at the centre for badgers this year.

Centre Manager Colin Seddon said, “Crumb is currently being cared for by April Sorley, one of our animal care assistants who also cares for the other small animals at the centre, and has successfully rehabilitated many animals including deer, foxes and otters. Crumb will remain at the centre until she is feeding herself and is healthy enough to be released.

“Whilst Crumb needed our help, we would always prefer young animals to be brought up with their parents.

“Anyone who comes across a young badger should give our animal helpline a call on 03000 999 999 before approaching and touching them.”

Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed wild animal should call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.