These pictures show a woman who has been welcoming and hand-feeding two generations of the same BADGER family in her garden - for over a decade.

Doting Christine Ian, 53, has been caring for her furry friends for over ten years and has even named all four of the creatures - and set them up on social media.

Every night she lays out tasty badger treats on decking in her garden and eagerly awaits for the animals to appear from the bushes in the darkness.

The creatures have become so familiar with Christine that she is now able to hand feed them biscuits and take pictures to share online.

Brilliant images show the badgers munching on a variety of snacks such as nuts, eggs and dog food and on Christmas Day Christine treated them to a traditional dinner.

On Shrove Tuesday she even put pancakes out for the short-legged omnivores.

The housewife from near Stockport said: "I class the badgers as my animal family, they're like my pets although obviously they are wild.

"They have the most brilliant characters, some are cheeky, just like cats or dogs."