Badger which travelled 20 miles under Derbyshire nurse's car released back into wild

An injured badger which travelled 20 miles under a Derbyshire nurse’s car has been released back to the wild thanks to the RSPCA.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 8:52 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.

The badger was rescued from the car park by RSPCA inspector Teresa Potter and then cared for at the charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire.

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The badger travelled 20 miles under the car of a Derbyshire nurse.
The badger travelled 20 miles under the car of a Derbyshire nurse.

Once the badger’s wound’s had fully healed he was given the all clear to be released back to the wild and Teresa was able to set him free close where he had first been spotted.

She said: “After all this poor badger has been through I’m really pleased that he’s made such a quick recovery and been released back to the wild where he belongs.

“It was lovely to see him go off into the night and I just hope that he’s learned his lesson and will keep well away from cars in the future!”

Lee Stewart, centre manager at Stapeley Grange, in Nantwich, Cheshire, said: “This poor badger really was extremely lucky and I’m so pleased to see that despite his ordeal he has made a full recovery and now released back to the wild.”

The rescue took place on April 12.