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Badger blamed for vicious attack on pet lambs on Huntly farm


By Pat Scott

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An antibiotic treatment has been sprayed on one of the injured .
An antibiotic treatment has been sprayed on one of the injured .

Warning - graphic images included

LAMBS being hand reared on a farm near Huntly have been mauled.

It is suspected that a badger was responsible for the cruel death of one lamb and severe injuries to three others.

One of the lambs was attacked in its stomach.
One of the lambs was attacked in its stomach.

The dead lamb and two others are around two weeks old and the third almost a month old.

They were in two separate pet lamb pens being hand reared because their mothers did not have sufficient milk to feed them.

Flesh was ripped from this lamb's leg.
Flesh was ripped from this lamb's leg.

The surviving lambs were given pain relief and had their wounds treated with an antibiotic spray.

The pet lamb that was killed.
The pet lamb that was killed.

The farmer's wife who made the awful discovery this morning said: "I think the badger probably used the steps that I have to get into the pens then made its exit using the pet lamb feeder. It was a vicious attack.

"One of the injured lambs is visibly shaking after the trauma so I have given it a big cuddle. Hopefully they can all survive."


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