Badger Tongs are an ancient way of dealing with angry badgers at the end of a dig, and though they look primitive, it's worth remembering that they are actually a way of moving a badger rather than using a gun or poison to kill it.
Here in the U.S., we use two slightly different tools.
Some years back, Bill Boatman invented "raccoon tongs" made of soft steel and with a cantered locking handle. Much shorter and lighter than the very long-handled iron badger tongs used in Europe, these still weigh more than the solo terrier digger wants, or needs, to carry.
My own pair of raccoon tongs never leaves the garage any more, and with the death of Bill Boatman and the demise of the Boatman Catalog, they are now a bit of history.
I never go out into the field hunting with the dogs without a lightweight pole snare. I tell how to make those here. These things weigh less than tongs, and allow the creature to be moved and released with ease. This raccoon, pulled from a cistern next to a house, was released unharmed.