A castle was forced to close because of a ''very angry badger''.



The 16th century castle in Scotland shut its tunnels after the irritated creature dug through loose soil and stones leaving behind a large mess behind.

The black and white striped animals are Scotland's largest wild carnivores and are generally not aggressive but will attack if cornered or wounded.

Cameras were sent into the tunnel on Saturday (14.04.18) to capture the animal and return him to the wild, but upon arrival the creature appeared to have fled the scene.

Craignethan Castle in South Lanarkshire will keep the tunnel closed to the public whilst the ground keepers repair the damage, although the rest of the castle will remain open to tourists.