Gosh, that is disheartening! I'm glad the bad badgers have left you alone for a few nights--let's hope that continues. We have skunks and opossums, but they never do extensive damage like your badgers. My sympathies to your wife--a pulled muscle is no fun at all. Can she use a topical heat cream (I swear by Icy Hot, but don't know if it is available where you are) and a heat pad? I've found when I have a pulled muscle the most therapeutic activity is watching my husband do laundry, load and empty the dish washer, feed the chickens and collect eggs, and generally just take care of all my little tasks. Makes me feel so much better! I bet you are offering your dear wife the same therapy!