Badger rescued after travelling 20 miles under Derbyshire nurse's car

A badger has been rescued by the RSPCA after it travelled 20 miles underneath a Derbyshire nurse’s car.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 4:33 pm

Children’s nurse Adele Frost had spotted the animal under her car while at her home in Heage, but thought he had run off.

The following day Adele commuted to work at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham – some 20 miles away – but when setting off home after her shift heard a thud and then spotted the badger running under the car next to hers.

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The badger, who travelled 20 miles through Derbyshire and Notts, is now recovering from his ordeal. Image: RSPCA.

Adele said: “I’d seen the badger the day before and believed he had ran off.

"But it’s just too much of a coincidence to then see another one the following day – so I instinctively knew it was the same badger and he must have somehow got in the undercarriage and stayed there.

“I just felt disbelief really and he must have been hanging on for dear life while I made the journey to work - not knowing he was under my car!

“I’m just really pleased to hear that he is now recovering well.”

The badger underneath Derbyshire nurse Adele Frost's car. Image: RSPCA.

RSPCA Inspector Teresa Potter caught the badger but he proved difficult to confine.

“I took him to Arnold & Carlton Vets In Nottingham for some emergency treatment and then we transferred him to our Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre where I am pleased to report he is doing well,” Teresa said.

“I actually can’t quite believe that he travelled such a long way - and he’s very lucky to have survived.

“He had an injured ear, cut leg and other bumps and scrapes but othewise seems ok.”

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