Christmas period for Burnham-On-Sea wildlife carers
injured badger and a swan were among the animals keeping volunteers
busy over the Christmas period at Secret World Wildlife Rescue
Centre near Burnham-On-Sea.
were called out on Christmas Day evening to help a badger after
it was reported to have been struck by a passing car in Street.
A member of the public stayed with the distressed animal until
one of Secret World's response drivers arrived and took it to
Quantock Veterinary Hospital in Bridgwater.
it nearly being midnight on Christmas Day, the vet was on hand
to assess the badger before it came to Secret World," said
Pauline Kidner, Secret World's Founder.
badger is now receiving supportive care and hopefully will be
able to return back to the wild when better."
volunteers were also called out on Boxing Day to a swan that had
nose-dived onto a road. The bird, right, is also recovering well.
said: "I am just so proud of our staff and volunteers who,
no matter what time of day or night it is, are prepared to turn
out and save wildlife. Praise too for Quantock Veterinary Hospital
who are always there when we need them."
who are interested in becoming a volunteer or a response driver
for Secret World can contact them on 01278 783250.
Tinsel, the badger, under his blanket and, above, David Charles
with the young swan