Sunday, 2 June 2013

Story Telling Sunday- A Cautionary Tale

This is my post for Sian's Story Telling Sunday....find more stories here.
Last year I posted a story about DD2's frog phobia.....caused by her apparently being 'attacked' by 2 of them.....this week she has some more wildlife to add to her phobia list.
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One evening she and her boyfriend were walking their dog when they heard a growl from the bushes......the dog growled back.....please bear in mind that the dog is a chihuahua....and about 12 inches square [or the size of a large rat according to OH]......but must have a ferocious growl.....as three badgers burst from the bushes straight at them.....DD and BF ran as fast as they could with the badgers on their tail......til DD fell over heavily and dropped the dog's lead......she [bless her] yelled 
"Don't worry about me,save the dog"!!!!!
A badger grabbed her shoe......and then ran off....thank goodness.
Poor DD was cut and scraped and bruised [and terrified].....and by Thursday one large scrape on her hand looked particularly nasty.....a trip to the doctor resulted in antibiotics and anti-inflammatories....and a suggestion she visited A & E.
A 4 hour visit to A & E resulted in xrays.......that showed a fractured wrist......to go with the infected hand!! 
You may be pleased to hear....the instigator of all the trouble [the dog] legged it home.....and has shown no ill effects at all!!!!!!!!
DD2 however......is fast adding to her list of wildlife phobias......and has decided that the said dog will have to settle for the garden at night from now on!!!

24 comments:

debs14 said...

Oh my goodness, no wonder she is developing phobias about wildlife! Poor thing, I do hope she is soon fully healed.
I have a kind of fear of cats after finding one on my doorstep years ago. I stepped forward to put my key in the lock and said 'shoo' or something like that and the evil creature attacked me - on my own doorstep! I ended up at A&E having tetanus shots and being patched up as it bit straight into the muscle - boy was there a lot of blood!

Sheena said...

Many thanks for sharing this story Jacky x
I never realised badgers were so aggressive & no wonder your daughter has a phobia of them after that!

Sian said...

I remember the frog story! Blimey, I've always been a bit wary of badgers. Big and scary. Now I know to run a mile..that's some hair raising story!!

Jennie Hart said...

Crikey, I wouldn't have thought that would happen, poor girl. I would definitely be paranoid!

furrypig said...

wow I have always loved badgers but would be seriously worried if that happened to me .... I wish her a speedy recovery xxx

Kathyk said...

Blimey Jacky, that could have been nasty (judging from those teeth in the photo) - hope your DD's hand and wrist heals well

Kathyk

Sandie said...

Crikey, that does sound a scary encounter! I can only imagine the badgers had young or something, they are usually very shy and secretive animals. They are quite big though, fully grown, so I can imagine your daughter would have been pretty shaken. Sorry to hear about her wrist and other scrapes. Please wish her a speedy recovery -I will have more respect for badgers in future and give them a wide birth if I get too close!

Becky said...

Oh the poor girl! I hope she is soon feeling better.

Missus Wookie said...

Poor things! Hope she has recovered soon.

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness, what a dangerous walk. I do hope she's healing well.

Chipper Newman said...

Oh WOW! That was a terrifying walk! No wonder she doesn't like wildlife. I hope that she heals quickly.

Barbara Eads said...

First of all, encountering a badger completely freaks me out. But then when you mentioned it took her shoe, that's kind of funny! Plus, that small of a dog could hardly act as a guard dog!! Thank goodness the badger went for the shoe instead of the dog!

Karen said...

How funny - to be chased by badgers. Your poor DD must have really taken a tumble to do so much damage. Hope she is well on the way to recovery.

Jane said...

I've always wanted to see a badger, not so sure now!

Katie Berberich said...

Oh gosh, poor thing! I hope she is better soon! My Sis has one of those dogs and he's like her shaddow! Such a cute little thing.
Have a great week.
Katie x

Miriam said...

Oh your poor daughter! Badgers have suddenly gone right down my list of 'poor things, hunted and /or run over....." I do hope the anti b's work and that she recovers quickly. What an amazing story.

Jennie said...

Oh the poor girl! I do wish her a speedy recovery! I will be vary wary of badgers now!
On a different note Jacky - when I did the Draw for Pass the Book - you came out as the lucky recipient - please contact me at jennie.hall.iom at gmail.com with your address so I can post it on to you. I do hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Jennie xx

Alison said...

I didn't realise that badgers could be so ferocious!...hope DD is recovering!...iI've just had a lovely catch up, Jacky..it seems to be ages since I've stopped by-sorry about that!
Alison xx

Ladkyis said...

Badgers ate my cousins chicken coop. We have the same phobia of badgers and think it is very sensible!

Abi said...

Oh my word, I had no idea badgers were so scary. I hope her hand gets better soon.

Sandra said...

I had no idea that badgers would do that. I wonder if they had young with them. Still, doesn't make it any better for your poor daughter

Maria Ontiveros said...

Wow! Attacked by badgers! I would never have thought something like that could happen. Our only concern here is with the dogs having a run-in with a skunk - LOL!
Rinda

S said...

I don't anyone one bit for developing a badger phobia - he certainly doesn't remind me of the more civilized one from Wind in the Willows.

Jo said...

Wow, what a story, I hope her wrist and hand heals quickly x