The badger was not happy about his circumstances and hissed at rescuers, as the video recorded by Palo Alto Animal Control shows. The rescue took more than an hour as the animal was gingerly coaxed from the crevice by an officer using a long pole.
The badger did not appear to be injured or ill, so he was relocated to a more appropriate wooded area. At first he did not want to leave the crate that he was in, but with a bit of encouragement, he took off.
Palo Alto Animal Control said American badgers do populate the area, but they aren't often seen by the public.