We were called to a farm at Redruth where a badger had taken refuge in one of the outbuildings. After a struggle to move it out from behind stored equipment, it was eventually caught and caged. It had obvious fight wounds, bitten on the rump and head, so it was a trip to Truro to receive treatment at the out-of-hours CVETS. Once there, under sedation, it was found to be a female, weighing 7.8kg and all wounds were cleaned and she was given antibiotic cover and pain relief. Then we could transport her to the barn to settle in a quiet pen. It took three weeks for all the wounds to heal completely but Layla proved to be a mellow badger, enjoying a cosy hay bed and regular meals. Then it was time for her to return home and be released late evening on April 25th.