An albino badger with injuries to its neck and rump has been admitted to the RSPCA for care.

Awaiting release: albino badgers are rare in the wild.

The male badger was found in an outdoor toilet in Beaminster, Dorset and admitted to RSPCA West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Taunton, Somerset on Saturday (March 21).

It is expected to be released back into the wild once it has recovered.

RSPCA wildlife centre supervisor Paul Oaten said: “Albino badgers are fairly rare so to have one admitted to the centre only happens once in a blue moon.

“This poor badger came in to us with territorial bite wounds on its neck and rump, but other than that it is in good condition.

“It has been seen by the vet and had the wounds cleaned up and will be undergoing a course of antibiotics.

“We see a lot of badgers with these kind of injuries throughout February and March as it is when they are most territorial.

“With the females having given birth in February, they are ready to mate again straight away so males are competing for females.”

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