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Badger plucked from 30ft well after remarkable rescue

PUBLISHED: 16:35 06 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:50 06 March 2019

A badger which fell 30 feet into an old well at historic Northrepps Hall in Cromer has been rescued by the RSPCA with the help of Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service. Picture: RSPCA

A badger which fell 30 feet into an old well at historic Northrepps Hall in Cromer has been rescued by the RSPCA with the help of Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service. Picture: RSPCA

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Badgers typically make their homes underground, but one of the animals found itself out of its depth after falling 30 feet to the bottom of a 19th Century well.

A badger which fell 30 feet into an old well at historic Northrepps Hall in Cromer has been rescued by the RSPCA with the help of Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service. Picture: RSPCAA badger which fell 30 feet into an old well at historic Northrepps Hall in Cromer has been rescued by the RSPCA with the help of Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service. Picture: RSPCA

The RSPCA and Norfolk Fire and Rescue service joined forces to save the stricken badger from the well at Northrepps Hall near Cromer on February 28.

Ben Kirby, RSPCA inspector, said it was a tricky rescue. Mr Kirby said: “Despite the darkness, the service’s urban search and rescue team were happy to provide their expert help. Using a tripod and winch along with their special animal rescue kit, they were able to safely raise the stricken animal up from the deep hole.

“I gave the badger an examination and happily, he had avoided any serious injury so I was able to release him nearby none the worse for his ordeal.”

Mr Kirby thanked the rescue team and the hall’s owner for “helping to make this a happy ending for the badger.”

A badger which fell 30 feet into an old well at historic Northrepps Hall in Cromer has been rescued by the RSPCA with the help of Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service. Picture: RSPCAA badger which fell 30 feet into an old well at historic Northrepps Hall in Cromer has been rescued by the RSPCA with the help of Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service. Picture: RSPCA

To report concerns about an animal, call the RSPCA’s 24-hour telephone line on 0300 1234 999.

A badger which fell 30 feet into an old well at historic Northrepps Hall in Cromer has been rescued by the RSPCA with the help of Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service. Picture: RSPCAA badger which fell 30 feet into an old well at historic Northrepps Hall in Cromer has been rescued by the RSPCA with the help of Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service. Picture: RSPCA


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