Sacramento is home to a number of different wild animals – raccoons, opossums, beavers, River Cats – but finding a badger in town is truly rare.

That’s exactly what happened for Sacramento Animal Control on Monday, though.

Animal control officers were out on patrol when they found the badger under a car breathing heavily and clearly in distress, according to Wildlife Care Association of Sacramento.

Sacramento is home to a number of different wild animals – raccoons, opossums, beavers, River Cats – but finding a badger in town is truly rare.

Wildlife care members said no injuries were found on the badger and that it just seemed a little lethargic.

The badger was sent to All About Pets where it would be safely examined before being sent back to the wildlife association where it will rest for a few weeks.

“This is a rare sight and we hope you are as excited as we are!” wildlife care association members wrote on Facebook.

Sacramento is home to a number of different wild animals – raccoons, opossums, beavers, River Cats – but finding a badger in town is truly rare.