BADGER ELECTROCUTED ON RAILWAY AT SANDOWN

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A jaywalking badger that crossed the railway track and inadvertently touched the third rail prompted a call out for firefighters from Shanklin this morning (Monday).

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to Sandown Train Station shortly after 08:00 when flames and smoke were spotted coming from the track around 50 metres down the line.

1 appliance from Shanklin was mobilised to the scene where it was discovered a badger had come into contact with the third rail.

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Unfortunately, the rail was live and electrocuted the animal resulting in combustion.

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Bodger
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RIP my friend

Bedger
Bedger
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My friend too 🙁

Iain David Owen Frew
Iain David Owen Frew
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Poor little thing. I guess many of its fellows may know already to keep clear of the third rail.

C Nicholls
C Nicholls
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badgers can count?

Dan Skelton
Dan Skelton
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Press F to pay respects.

Zack Zuck
Zack Zuck
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just so everyone’s aware, the funeral will be at the Crem next Thursday 11:40am.

Bob Frapples
Bob Frapples
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At a discount because he was half cooked

Zack Zuck
Zack Zuck
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“Resulting in combustion”
Kentucky Fried Badger, anyone?

tipper
tipper
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Is this really news

JHVF
JHVF
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The rail usually is live

Don't tell him pike.
Don't tell him pike.
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Hmm brer Brock burger .

Az-zahra Aziz
Az-zahra Aziz
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I am not going to shave this morning in respect (I have a Badger shaving brush). However, IF they had listened to me, and tarmacked over the track and used two shuttle buses this never would have happened.

It would save the huge cost of keeping this ill used rail electrified and fenced to a high degree.

Imagine if a thick Joey type child wanders on the line. People would be late for work etc.

William Dunnet
William Dunnet
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Really! Far more animals die on the roads than on the rails! So rare it makes the news!

West Wighter
West Wighter
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Island echo!!
Amazing!
Can’t believe you have not deleted aziz comments on joeys !!
I did reply asking for it to be removed, and you haven’t !!
I find this comment disgusting and very offensive.
Please could You remove it asap!!
Thankyou

John Miller
John Miller
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That’s what is called democracy and free speech..you have to respect other peoples views even if you don’t like them.

Zips
Zips
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Shut up idiot

Tim C
Tim C
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Shocking.

Dan Skelton
Dan Skelton
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1 like = 1 prayer… pls donate to gofundme and share thx

Bob Frapples
Bob Frapples
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Brian May is devastated, just seen him on Sky News talking about it

John Miller
John Miller
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Mmmmm I can smell barbeque

Paul
Paul
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It was badgered in to doing it!

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