Following an incident in Devon, a small badger cub had been confiscated by the police and handed on to the RSPCA. Asked to assist, we met the RSPCA officer at a half way point and the cub was transferred to our care. It was a male approx. seven weeks old and very upset, curled into a tight ball in protest at being disturbed. Just dread to think of what may have happened to his family but at least this little cub was now safe. His coat was full of dried earth and he was crawling with fleas but with a heat pad under a soft blanket in the carrier made his trip home cosy at least. The cub had been checked by a vet prior to transferring so it was just a case of treating his ‘livestock’ before settling him into a snug pen to quietly rest and gather himself. Later after coaxing the cub to try a little feed and gently cleaning the dirt and dead parasites from his coat, things seemed less scary for him and he could relax. With a pale, silvery coat Casper was certainly a beautiful baby animal and happily bottle feeding and trying some solid foods. He even attracted the attention of the local press and had an article published, wrongly described as an albino, but getting the message out to keep alert for wildlife casualties. The blood and faecal samples needed to test for Bovine Tuberculosis and internal parasites were taken and once given the NEGATIVE result for bTb, Casper just needed a routine wormer treatment before he could transfer to Secret World Wildlife Rescue in Somerset where he would be introduced to other orphan badgers for rehabilitation back to a life in the wild. So on April 23rd, Casper along with two fox cubs, made the long drive to start the next stage of their journey back to becoming wild animals once more.