Our pets can bring home some pretty strange things after a busy day of running around outside and exploring. Usually these little “presents” can range from odd items you forgot you lost in the backyard to their unfortunate, smaller animal prey. My cat loved showing me the pretty birds she caught for me.
When one woman”s Jack Russell Terrier brought her a prize, she found something so adorable – and luckily still alive – in the pup”s mouth.
This adorable baby badger was only five days old when a woman rescued it from her dog”s mouth.
Knowing they”re endangered in England, she contacted her local rescue authorities who then brought the newborn to the Secret World Wildlife Rescue in Somerset.
Newborn badgers usually spend the first 12 weeks of their lives underground, making this sweet pea”s survival even more remarkable.
Without any way to find his family, the facility began caring for him by feeding him with a syringe and keeping a warm water bottle nearby so he was cozy.
He stays in an incubator in between feedings and now goes by the name Little Star.
This clip of him being fed will melt your heart.
(via Little Things)
The strong little critter still has a long way to go, but after all he”s been through it”s clear he won”t be giving up without a fight.