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Trapped badger rescued from disused swimming pool

Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service were called this morning to help a badger trapped in a swimming pool in Sussex.

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Injured badger curled up in the corner of swimming pool

The injured badger curls up in the corner of a disused swimming pool Credit: East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service

Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service went to the aid of an injured badger found in the bottom of a disused swimming pool.

They were called just after 8.30am to help the trapped animal.

Trevor Weeks and Lindsay Redfern climbed down into the empty swimming pool and found the badger trying to sleep in quite an unusual position with its back to the corner of the swimming pool and its head tucked in to its belly and covered with its legs.

The position of the badger caused some problems and the rescue took longer than normal as it proved difficult to get the dog grasper on the badger while its head was tucked away. Eventually the badger was caught and placed into a special badger cage where it was then assessed and triaged.

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