Badgers, Taxidea taxus, are mustelids with relatives including skunks, weasels, wolverine, otters, martens and fishers. They are among the fastest and strongest digging mammals in the world moving earth at a rate of a metre per second.
The badger is a stocky animal with short but extremely strong legs. Their forelegs are particularly well developed with long claws, which are particularly useful for digging. Badgers are equipped with a long nose and, as a result, have a fantastic sense of smell. Including their tails, they are around 1 metre (3 feet) long…
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