Badger rescue: A tiny, two week old badger has been rescued by a charity after being dragged out her set by an animal

Meet Lavender, a two-week-old badger who was rescued by the Scottish SPCA after being found in woodland near Inverness.

The charity have begun hand rearing her, and believe that she is the smallest badger they have ever received at their National Wildlife Rescue Centre.

She arrived on Valentines Day weighing just over 250g and a member of staff is now bottle feeding her.

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A tiny, two week old badger has been rescued by a charity after being dragged out her set by an animal

The centre usually see badgers needing help at around 12 weeks of age when they start leaving their sett and exploring, but the charity believe that Lavender was dragged from her sett by another animal.

Lavender will need feeding round the clock and the charity say: “badgers are one of our slower developers and could be up to another 10 weeks hand rearing at home til weaning!

“For now, this wee girl is taking her bottle well and has doubled her weight in a week.

“Please where possible, do keep dogs on lead around badger setts.”

A tiny, two week old badger has been rescued by a charity after being dragged out her set by an animal

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A tiny, two week old badger has been rescued by a charity after being dragged out her set by an animal
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