SCOTTISH BADGER ALSO DOESN’T GIVE A F*%$!, BREAKS INTO FAMILY HOME FOR A BITE AND A NAP
OK, we happen to be fans of the honey badger here at The Blot. So, we are pleased to present a story about the less internationally heralded, but fully substantiated troublemaker the Scottish badger. It must have been a classic night of challenging Scottish weather that sets the stage for a badger to make like a cat and breaks into a family’s home through the cat door. Once inside, the badger realized its brilliance and proceeded to eat all of the cat food it found in the bowl.
THIS BADGER CAME, SAW, ATE, NAPPED AND LEFT
What is this, the badger said? A bed on the floor made for a badger? Why, thank you. So the badger then made sweet lemonade with its situation and curled up and went to sleep with a roof over its head, a full belly and a ready made bed sized to fit. Of course, that’s where this real story comes to a screeching halt in order to impose the human dimension of what happens next. Unfortunately, no reporting was done on the cat’s opinion but they’re even bigger jerks than badgers so this pussy was likely unavailable just because.
HOMEOWNER RECOGNIZES BADGER IS NOT FAMILY CAT SNUGGLED IN PLUSH BED, CALLS SPCA
With the badger asleep in the cat’s bed it was, of course, discovered by a resident who promptly called the Scottish SPCA. The SPCA responded to the home in Linlithgow and were presented with the reality that was a badger happily curled up in the cat’s plush bed, as the animal welfare group reported on its website.
The SPCA Officer Connie O’Neil, who cautiously confronted and came face-to-face with the cozy creature, said getting the badger to take its leave took some effort.
BADGER NOT PLEASED TO BE AWAKENED FROM IDYLL, BUT MAKES ESCAPE OUT THE BACK DOOR
“He had gotten in through the cat flap and had eaten all the cat food before going for a sleep on the cat bed,” she related in a post on the SSPCA’s website. “He didn’t seem too happy when I tried to move him but I was able to slide the cat bed round and it was then that the badger noticed the back door was open so [he] made a run for it!”
Even though this particular badger may have played the family cat’s role to a T, the SPCA advises everyone to proceed with caution if they come across such animals.
“Like all wild animals badgers can be aggressive when injured or cornered so we would advise not to go near or touch them without giving us a call first,” said Scottish SPCA chief superintendent, Mike Flynn.
But fortunately, he said that the Scottish badger breaking into homes is “highly unusual.” If the honey badger later comments on this story, we will be sure to update.