Angry badger calms down and leaves castle

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Image caption Badgers are thought to live in woodland close to 500-year-old Craignethan Castle

A badger that has caused part of a fortress in South Lanarkshire to be shut off to the public has left home.

Staff at Craignethan Castle, near Lesmahagow, tweeted last week that the “very angry badger” was in the particular cellar tunnel of the property .

Working with animal well being experts, staff tried to coax the dog from the tunnel with food.

The tunnel was shut on Thursday for the badger as well as the public’s safety.

Historical Environment Scotland, which manages the website, said the tunnel would stay closed until the completion of repairs in order to damage caused by the badger for some masonry.

All of those other castle is open to the public.

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Image caption Castle staff used food to lure the badger out

The badger left the tunnel at some point upon Friday night or the early hrs of Saturday morning.

Craignethan is a 500-year-old residential tower system protected by an artillery curtain.

Badgers are thought in order to inhabit woodland surrounding the property.

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