Badger dies after being hit by vehicle in Derbyshire

A badger, named Barnabus, has died after it was hit by a vehicle and found by a bus driver.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 3:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 11:23 am

Mid-Derbyshire Badger Group rescued the badger after it was hit by a vehicle in Bakewell on Tuesday night (January 21).

A bus driver alerted the group to the injured badger, who was named Barnabus in his honour.

The concussed badger was rushed to a vets 25 miles away, and was found to have lost a tooth in the accident.

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Barnabus the badger

The group updated their social media yesterday morning, to say that Barnabus was doing ‘far better’, and was on pain relief.

However, a further post was made this morning to inform people that Barnabus had deteriorated during the night, and had to be put to sleep.

The post said: “Barnabus deteriorated during the night and had seizures suggesting serious brain damage and has been put to sleep to save him suffering— feel quite upset but we did our best.”