Wildlife officials rescue badger trapped in Colorado window well

Wildlife officials in Colorado said they were called out for an unusual rescue when a badger became stranded in a home’s window well.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife said officers responded to a Lamar home where a badger had apparently fallen into a window well and found itself unable to climb back out.

The department said the rescue is believed to be the first time CPW officers have been called out for a badger in a window well, although several other species of animal have been found in similar situations.

CPW shared a video of the badger being released back into the wild after the successful rescue.

The department said badgers are common in Colorado, but sightings are rare due to the species’ preference to avoid humans.