|Approach every badger with extreme care - even one which is apparently
comatose may move suddenly! If the badger appears unconscious, use a
stout stick and carefully prod the sensitive areas near the eyes
and mouth, to check that it really is unconscious. Stay out of reach of its teeth or claws
and remember that badgers may inflict severe bites! Keep stout stick between you and the badgers
mouth, so it can bite the stick before it can bite you. NEVER pick up a badger by the tail. If the badger
struggles, it will be able to bite or scratch you anyway; and you may end
up dislocating its tail too.