This adorable video shows a woman who gained the trust of wild badgers and can now feed them from her kitchen – by HAND.
Christine Ian, 53, has been caring for her furry friends for over ten years and has named all four of the creatures – and set them up on social media.
She feeds the brock family every night at her home and puts special spreads out, including pancakes on shrove Tuesday – and even a full Christmas dinner.
Christine has become quite close with the dominant male and female she affectionately named Mr & Mrs Lumpy.
The feeling is clearly mutual as the video shows the pair of badgers trusting Christine enough to eat right from her hand.
Christine, a housewife, from Stockport near greater Manchester, said: “I lie on my stomach at the door and they both now trust me enough to hand feed them which is wonderful.
“They know me, my garden and my smell. They wouldn’t go up to any other person.
“It feels magical to be trusted so much by two wild badgers.
“It’s taken years of putting food in the garden, then eventually opening the door. They have just come closer and closer, which has been good for monitoring their condition and helping with antibiotics etc, when needed.”