On Wednesday, the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) were called to a home in the Beecraigs Country Park section of Linlithgow where humane officers couldn’t help but smile when they spotted a badger fast asleep in the resident’s cat bed.
According to the Scottish SPCA Facebook, Animal Rescue Officer Connie O’Neil said,
“I got a surprise when I arrived at the property and saw a badger having a nap! He had gotten in through the cat flap and had eaten all the cat food before going for a sleep on the cat bed. He didn’t seem too happy when I tried to move him, but I was able to slide the cat bed round and it was then the badger noticed the back door was open so made a run for it.”
Superintendent of the humane organization explained it was very unusual for a wild badger to enter a house and encourage residents to call the helpline before attempting to approach any animal.
“Lie all wild animals, badgers can be aggressive when injured or cornered so we would advise not to go near them without giving us a call first.”
Still it was, without a doubt, an adventure to bring a smile to our faces. No humans nor animals injured in this encounter.
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