Badger burglar goes rogue in "chaos" rampage: "Something from a horror show"

Ryde, UK - A family in the United Kingdom returned home after their vacation to find their house totally trashed. The mysterious home wrecker turned out to be a wild animal, specifically a badger with a taste for destruction.

A family from the United Kingdom returned from a vacation to find their home ransacked by a wild animal.
A family from the United Kingdom returned from a vacation to find their home ransacked by a wild animal.  © Collage: Screenshots/Facebook/Badger Trust Isle of Wight

The Glazier family returned to their home on the Isle of Wight last Wednesday to find a shocking sight.

Charlotte Glazier initially thought they'd fallen victim to a burglary.

"All the doors of the cupboards were open, all the porridge oats were on the floor," she told the BBC. "I went into the pantry area and there was a hole in the door."

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She described the scene as "something from a horror show."

Further up the stairs, Glazier and her family found scratch marks on the walls. The critter had ripped electrical outlets from the walls.

Chairs in her bedroom were also chewed on, the sheets of her bed had been torn off, and a cot had been pulled from the wardrobe.

"It was just chaos," Glazier said.

Rescuers nabbed the burglarizing badger

Charlotte Glazier soon found the animal responsible for destroying her home.
Charlotte Glazier soon found the animal responsible for destroying her home.  © Collage: Screenshots/Facebook/Badger Trust Isle of Wight

Glazier was still surveying the damage when she spotted the culprit hiding in a tipped-over trash can.

"I just spotted a little bit of black and white fur," she said. The burglar turned out to be a badger.

Once they spotted the animal, the family called the Badger Trust Isla of Wright to catch the little bugger.

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The animal rescuers think the badger fell into the family's garden, got trapped, and went rogue.

They were able to catch and release the badger away from the Glaziers' home.

According to the family, the burglarizing badger caused around 2,000 pounds, about $2,500, worth of damage. ´╗┐

Cover photo: Collage: Screenshots/Facebook/Badger Trust Isle of Wight

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