I have hit an adult badger with my car, what should I do?
Badgers are dangerous animals and have a powerful bite, even when injured. Do not try and pick it up, you may injure it further or endanger yourself. See the Road Traffic Accident page for more details.
I have seen a badger cub wandering about on its own. Should I help it?
If it is very small, it is possible that the cub may have been orphaned - they do not usually stray far from their sett unless something is wrong. If the cub is big enough to have been weaned, there may be nothing to worry about but please watch from a distance to see if a parent comes looking for it. They often follow humans or dogs when lost and can wander for miles. If the cub is obviously injured or in great distress you can wrap it in a blanket or jumper and place it in a strong box or container. If you have a hot water bottle or heat bag you should place that in the box as well. Always remember to note down the exact location you found the cub as sometimes they can be reunited with their family, or the area may need to be searched for other cubs. Always remember that even young badger cubs can have a nasty bite. Handle with care, and preferably wearing thick gloves.