Facts about badgers

The badger is a widely distributed representative of the forest living creatures in the world. This large enough animal is not dangerous for a person, at least if it’s intentionally not to anger. He causes respect for his diligence and cleanliness, and a nice appearance is a reckless desire to stroke him. However, this should not be done – badgers are not famous for their complaisant character.

  • Badgers, like bears, hibernate for the winter. It concerns only the badgers living in the north-their southern counterparts need not sleep all winter, since they do not have such problems with food.
  • Before winter, the weight of the northern badger’s body increases by about a third – the animal stores its fat to last until spring.
  • The badger’s coat is rather rough and not very pleasant to the touch. That, however, only to their advantage – thanks to this circumstance badgers did not become an object of fur-bearing.
  • Badger burrows often go underground to a depth of five meters or more, and in one hole sometimes live whole families of ten or twenty badgers.
  • Large accumulations of badgers sometimes build whole underground cities, the holes in which are connected to each other. Such cities usually have several outlets on the surface, usually well disguised.
  • Badgers are monogamous, as, for example, and swans. They find themselves a couple of times and for life.
  • The beast in the badgers is a very brave creature. He not only drags food from large predators, but also often catches poisonous snakes.
  • Badger burrows sometimes exist for centuries, and in them live many generations of these animals.
  • The awkward appearance of a badger can deceive an inexperienced predator – a badger is able to repel even a wolf or a large dog, although in most cases he prefers to escape from danger, if such an opportunity exists.
  • Most badgers are found in the taiga.