Wales

Badger rescued from pit on military firing range

A badger down a hole Image copyright RSPCA
Image caption The badger was found at the bottom of a 5ft (1.53m) firing hole

A badger has been rescued after getting stuck in a pit on a live military firing range.

The RSPCA said the badger fell down the 5ft (1.53m) concrete ditch at the Rogiet Moor range, in Caldicot, Monmouthshire on Tuesday.

A warden found the animal and an official from RSPCA Cymru was called in to rescue it.

The animal charity said it was a "happy ending" and released the badger, which was uninjured, back into the wild.

Gary Lucas, from the RSPCA, said: "This was a pretty unique rescue - with this badger having fallen down a pit at a military live firing range.

"We're really grateful to the range warden who spotted the badger's plight and got in touch. We're delighted with what turned out to be a very happy ending.

"The badger had no injuries and was absolutely fine, despite the ordeal. He was quickly returned to where he belongs - back in the wild."

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