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Badgers - the Ultimate Mammal. Badger lore, news, education, and photos.

The badger is a short-legged omnivore related to the otters, skunks, weasels and wolverines. Their 11 species are distributed across four continents - North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Mustelids with attitudeTM

Post anything related to badgers - news, lore, education, and photos.


The Honey Badger, or ratel (Mellivora capensis), native to Africa, central Asia, and the Indian Peninsula, don't give a shit.


Resources:

The James K. Polk Center for Badger Studies

Save The UK Badger!

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species


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Sorry to badger you: Does anyone have a badger puppet?

I have written a parody song about having a badger stuck in my car. It's set to Thompson Twins - Stay With Me. I am working on the video part, and for the end of it, and I was hoping someone has a badger puppet and wouldn't mind doing a short 5-10 second video. Just rock side to side, and when it's time, just have them talk to the lyrics. I can loop it after.

If you have a qualified badger please be in touch, otherwise kindly spread the word about the badgers.

Thank you for your time

1 Comment
2024/04/18
13:09 UTC

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Wolves on the hunt for badgers and deer

Had a couple surveillance cams at a badger burrow, watch what happens.

0 Comments
2024/04/05
15:08 UTC

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People holding and interacting with badgers

Hey guys, I'm wondering if you can help me out with something. I'm looking for video footage of people holding badgers or interacting with badgers (in a kind loving way) for a college wildlife project that I'm working on. It would ideally be real life e.g. from a documentary or news report etc. but I'd be interested in clips from TV shows or movies as well. I'm having trouble finding anything to be honest. If anyone can help me out with this and point me in the right direction it'd be much appreciated!

15 Comments
2024/04/04
10:10 UTC

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I love badgers

I've always loved badgers (and all animals) but besides bodger and badger giving me an affinity for mash potato. But I think this is where my love of badgers started... just wanted to share while I enjoy the sub

1 Comment
2024/03/18
06:04 UTC

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Sleepy badgers

2 Comments
2024/03/18
00:32 UTC

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Anyone know what time of evening is best to view badgers at this time of year?

I know of a sett nearby but am unsure when they actually emerge at this time of year. Stuff online says be there before sunset but that's only about 5:30pm which seems quite early. One of the websites I stumbled upon had them coming out around 7-9pm later in the year. Anyone with experience able to offer advice?

Thanks

3 Comments
2024/02/27
14:19 UTC

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My Hufflepuff Badgers

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2024/02/22
21:25 UTC

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Badgers are so boopable

3 Comments
2024/02/16
14:20 UTC

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Places to meet / play with Badgers in the UK?

Hi there :)

I absolutely adore European badgers and would love to interact with some while I'm in the UK this September. Are there any places where one can interact with, I suppose, badgers that are not candidates for releasing into the wild?

I know badgers are both protected and still quite maligned within the UK, so I'm optimistic that some wildlife centers exist in the UK to inform and educate the public about them.

Thank you! 🧡

6 Comments
2024/01/18
03:38 UTC

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Badger the King 👑

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2023/12/10
09:49 UTC

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Met some badgers last night :)

3 Comments
2023/10/09
11:02 UTC

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My nightly visitor

6 Comments
2023/10/05
18:32 UTC

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Badger painting by me, gouache on mixed media paper, 4x6”, 2023

2 Comments
2023/10/01
16:10 UTC

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A little guy I came across while hiking in Japan.

6 Comments
2023/09/05
13:18 UTC

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Thistle and the Badger!!!

0 Comments
2023/08/15
17:59 UTC

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Tips for making a badger friendly garden wall?

Hi, I have recently moved into a new property (northern england) and I installed an animal trap camera our of interest, in my amazement I have noticed badgers amongst other more common things like foxes etc etc.

I am planning to replace a decrepit perimeter fence with a new brick wall or fence later in the summer, however this got me think that could prevent the badger which I really don't want to do.

Does anyone know any tips or advice on wall/fence building which is badger friendly? Is it just the case of placing holes for them to pass through?

Thanks in advance

1 Comment
2023/07/01
19:07 UTC

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They're a clever bunch!!

Such clever animals. Capable of building prisons and holding press conferences!!

1 Comment
2023/06/27
20:53 UTC

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Badgers keep digging up my garden and ruining my plants. How can I legally deter them? I’m in the UK if that helps. Thanks 😊

12 Comments
2023/06/20
00:01 UTC

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finally met its match.

2 Comments
2023/05/05
01:29 UTC

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Ramen Badger

4 Comments
2023/05/03
15:02 UTC

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I could watch badger cubs being rascals all day!

0 Comments
2023/04/01
09:29 UTC

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