Badgering for a ride: Baby badger has lucky escape after falling off a cliff and into the sea before being saved by a kayaker who rows it ashore
- Baby badger has been rescued after falling into the sea off the coast of Cornwall
- Kayaker Tom Wildblood spotted the creature fall into the sea near St Agnes
- It was brought to shore, checked over by vets and given a clean bill of health
A baby badger was lucky to escape with its life after being rescued from the sea.
The wild animal was spotted by kayaker Tom Wildblood, who was leading a group near St Agnes, off the north Cornwall coast.
Mr Wildblood scooped the cute creature into his kayak and brought it ashore – saving it from a near certain death.
Kayaker Tom Wildblood found the baby badger struggling in the sea in north Cornwall
The cub was brought to shore in the kayak and checked over by vets
The lucky badger was safely brought to shore by Mr Wildblood, who said he was ‘very happy’ the animal is doing well
The cub has been checked out by vets who have given it a clean bill of health.
Mr Wildblood said he found the animal on a ledge under cliffs.
He said he thought the young cub had fallen from a cliff above and managed to cling onto a cliff before he saw it fall into the water.
The animal was picked up by the scruff of the neck and placed in the kayak in front of him.
Mr Wildblood said: ‘We had to paddle back for 20 mins, half an hour.
‘When we arrived at the beach it seemed to happy to be not in the water.
‘It was remarkable, the response from people on beach – all these smartphones suddenly appeared.
‘I’m just very happy the badger is alive and doing well.’
Mr Wildblood had to paddle back to shore for around 20 minutes so that animal could be checked over by vets
Tom Wildblood (pictured) said when he and the badger arrived back on the beach, it ‘seemed to happy to be not in the water’
The incident took place in St Agnes, Cornwall. The animal was found near 200 ft cliffs when it was rescued