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You Do Ron Ron

by | 30th, October 2003

‘IT’S been a tense time waiting to see what badgers would do next, but now they’ve made their move.

‘I wish he’d stop badgering me’

Badger enthusiasts, like former Welsh Secretary Ron Davies, are struggling to explain why one of these creatures should have “laid siege” to a family for three hours yesterday.

The Times takes up the harrowing story as 12-year-old Luke Youngs gets off a bus from school and makes to walk home.

But there’s trouble. A badger has spotted Luke and he’s giving chase. Luke runs. Breathless with fear, he makes back to his home in Bliss Gate, near Bewdley, Worcestershire.

And outside the badger waits. And waits. And waits.

“It was mayhem,” says Luke’s mum, Rosalind. “It kept trundling around the house, watching us through the patio window and trying to get in through the cat-flap. It just wouldn’t go away.”

Help did eventually arrive in the shape of Mike Weaver, chairman of the Worcestershire Badger Society. He caged the beast and delivered it to a vet, who diagnosed a brain tumour before killing it.

These are, indeed, harrowing times we live in. And while we await the diagnosis of our own autopsy report into why the badger behaved as it did, we ask you to keep a keen eye on the creatures.

And if men can band together in groups, so much the safer for them and the better for all…’

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