Stop Badgering Me
The other day we went for a walk and we saw a dead badger on the side of the road. I’m talking about the European badger here not the honey badger. (Note: The honey badger isn’t really a badger. It’s a weasel. No wonder.) European badgers are big. An adult badger can get to be 50 pounds. I wouldn’t want to run into one of those in a dark alley.
Apparently there are a lot of badgers around here. How come I never see them though? I see tons of foxes and even see strange fat little deer but no badgers.
Anyway…the point of this post is that I searched for badgers on YouTube and found this video the someone filmed of badgers in their yard. It’s longer than it should be and has no sound, but I was shocked by the how many badgers there were.
According to Wikipedia “[The badger] is very fussy over the cleanliness of its burrow, and defecates in latrines.” That is too funny. Now I’m afraid I’ll open my bathroom door one day and find a badger sitting on the toilet saying, “Do you mind!” They are also social animals who have been known to bury their dead and they don’t mind sharing their burrows with rabbits and foxes.