There was some good news in June 2020 for a lucky Yeovil badger cub.

Spotted by a lady and her family lying at the side of the road near Yeovil, the family stopped to check it and found it was still breathing.

After ringing our 24/7 helpline on 07850 604585 and getting advice from our operator, the family was able to safely rescue the cub and care for it until one of our volunteers arrived.

It was in a dreadful state, soaking wet, unable to move and very underweight at 1.75 kg.  The cub was taken to RSPCA West Hatch where it was touch and go.

Today we heard the good news from RSPCA West Hatch that the cub is doing very well against all the odds and getting a bit feisty too!

We are hoping to do a natal return in the near future for this Yeovil badger cub, just as soon as it has fully recovered.

This story highlights the importance of checking on badgers you may see lying at the side of the road.  As long as it’s safe for you to do so, you could literally be the difference between life and death.