East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called upon on Thursday evening (21 January) after a badger had fallen into a hole that had been dug for gas works.
The badger had dug a tunnel in the side of the trench and was out of sight when rescuers attended. On Friday morning rescuers agreed with the company carrying out the works that they would halt while the badger was rescued.
The badger was rescued after moving into the trap used early on Saturday morning and taken to the WRAS centre at Whitesmith for food and water.
The works were completed on Saturday (23 January) and the hole is now filled in, meaning the badger could be returned to his home range late on Saturday night.