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Derbyshire badger gives rescuers runaround after falling into slurry pit

A badger had to be rescued after falling into a Derbyshire slurry pit.

The RSPCA helped to capture the animal after it was spotted by a worker at Glossop Waste Water Treatment Works on Wednesday.

Animal welfare officer Steve Wickham, who was helped by the fire and rescue service, said: "The poor badger had fallen around 8ft (2.4m) down into the large slurry tank and was curled up in a corner.

"He was clearly very frightened but that didn't stop him giving us the runaround."

"He was very frisky and desperate to get away from us which was a great sign, thankfully he wasn't injured. I took him out of the plant and released him into the fields nearby so he could make his own way back to his sett," he added.

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