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|BADGERS IN THE UK!|
|Bernadette the Badger!
From The Nocturnals Forest Cartoons, 1994 ongoing-present
|I L VE BADGERS!!!!|
|B A D G E R S ARE B R I L L I A N T!!!!|
The Badger's scientific name (latin-name) is Meles meles in the UK and this species belongs to the same family as the Weasel, Stoat, Otter and Polecat. The family name is called Mustelidae.
The Badger is so-named because of the black + white face markings, called a "badge".
Badgers are nocturnal animals, that live in "setts". They use their powerful, long claws to dig out and extend their sett - and they live in small family groups. Sometimes, there are several setts in a badger community, comprising several family groups.
Unlike the fox, Badgers use bedding (mostly grass). Occasionally, they clean out their sett and replace the bedding. They use their front paws to gather up the grasses under the front of the body, and roll it backward, retreating at the sett entrance. Each night, they appear at dusk and they are very playful and sociable creatures.
|Copyright (c) 2001 - 2010, by Jennifer Willis and David G. Hall.
Published by B. Hogarth's Wildlife Rescue.
|From the Archives...|
|From the Leicestershire Badger Group's newsletter - End of February, 1994 edition.|
|This life-sized Badger model was originally sculpted early in 1995, by David G. Hall. Replicas were used at open days to raise funds for Foxwatch, during the early years.|