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PostSubject: Facts About Badgers   Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:03 pm

(all of the facts i am doing is everything you might find in your territory)

Fact 1 - Definition: It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and long claws on the fore feet in the Weasel family, Mustelidae
Fact 2 - The Badger can be quite vicious and will fight off predators such as Bears and Wolves
Fact 3 - There are 8 species of badger
Fact 4 - The name badger possibly derives from the French word bĂȘcheur meaning digger or from the word badge in reference to the white mark on its forehead
Fact 5 - One species of badger (M.vulgaris), called also {brock}, inhabits the north of Europe and Asia
Fact 6 - Another species of badger (Taxidea Americana or Labradorica) inhabits the northern area of North America
Fact 7 - They trap their prey inside burrows and then dig them out
Fact 8 - Badger stats and facts
Weight: 8 - 12 kg
Length: 750 mm
Tail length: 150 mm
Height: 300 mm
Habitat: They live underground in large burrows
Lifespan: 2 years
Diet: Badgers are omnivores and eat earthworms, insects, frogs, small reptiles, small mammals, small birds, berries and seeds
Fact 9 - Badgers are shy, nocturnal animals
Fact 10 - They are closely related to Otters, Weasels and Polecats
Fact 11 - Badgers have powerful non-retractable claws
Fact 12 - The Badger has poor eyesight but good senses of hearing and of smell
Fact 13 - The Palawan Stink Badgers and Indonesian badgers and are famous for their ability to squirt a vile smelling liquid from their anal glands, to deter their enemies
Fact 14 - Badger dens are called sets
Fact 15 - The collective name for a group is a clan
Fact 16 - Males are called a boar
Fact 17 - Females are called sow
Fact 18 - The names given to babies are cubs

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