Quite rightly, everyone thought 29-year-old Hannah Carver was crazy when she insisted her freezer was being ransacked by the elusive critter nightly. So she set up cameras in what will surely be remembered as Britain's answer to the Patterson-Gimlin film.
She was first woken by banging from her kitchen a couple of weeks ago and came down to find the floor littered with frozen food packaging.
So the trap was laid, and the badger was filmed clawing open the freezer to gorge itself for 50 minutes on "Twister ice lollies, mashed potato, crumpets and Chinese-style pork chops" though, as Carver reported to the Portsmouth News, it snubbed the velvet luxury of scallops.
The striped intruder, which weighs a stonking 1 Lindisfarne Gospels, gained access through a catflap.The cat flap has since been sealed up, leaving the Badger to look elsewhere for popcycles.