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Do you know what wet badger smells like…?

Not my video. No audio or surprises or jump scares or anything. Just some footage from a wildlife camera in Brighton shot late last night.

Yeah, it’s wet here right now. So very, very wet. (Badgers are usually fluffier).

Let me know if you have any problems with the video. This is my first MP4.


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: August 25, 2015, 8:05 pm

I didn’t realize badgers were this communal.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 25, 2015, 9:25 pm

Oh, yes. They mostly live together in big communal setts, with the exception of a few lone bachelors who are driven out to live on their own. It’s unclear who doesn’t make the cut.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: August 25, 2015, 9:45 pm

The Europen Badger, (Meles Meles ) is a very communal beastie, while the American Badger ( Taxedea taxus ) is a loner. Eurpoean Badgers live in communal “setts”, while the American Badger lives in a burrow.

The European Badger uses his teeth and claws to defend himself with, while the American Badger prefers radar controlled 16″/50 caliber guns to act offensively.

The Europeam Badger is an omnivore, and quite likes himself a earthworm casserole, fresh out of the oven, while the American Badger is a carnivore, although my friend Trixy, who had a pet Badger beck in the 1960’s, when you could get away with that sort of thing, says that the American Badger will not turn his nose up to an occasional Snickers bar.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: August 25, 2015, 10:24 pm

Mmmmmm… Snickers bars!

And, for the record, that was a civilised banquet with everyone on his or her best behaviour.

The booze came out later.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: August 26, 2015, 12:29 am

Video worked in Chrome (Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS) but not in Firefox until I installed the ubuntu-restricted-extras package.

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: August 26, 2015, 12:37 am

I’ve got firefox 40.0.2 and it worked fine for me.

Comment from Nina
Time: August 26, 2015, 12:40 am


I’ll have to look that up.

Cute badgers, though!

Comment from dissent555
Time: August 26, 2015, 12:55 am

worked fine in my Firefox too.

Have them put out a little brew. Let’s see what these beasties look like when they’re hammered.

Comment from catnip
Time: August 26, 2015, 5:17 am

Nice creature video! Your badgers have prettier faces than the ones we see on our mountain meadows, and although these look very well fed, they’re much more slender and attractive. Ours are broad and squat, mean-looking, with long fur that sort of floats at their sides as they run. We give them a wide berth, and think they eat the marmots we encourage to live near the cabin because they’re such peaceful, sociable beings.

Comment from JeffS
Time: August 26, 2015, 7:19 pm

I once came upon an American badger crossing a country road. He stopped, and stood in the middle of the road, glaring at me. The laser beams from his eyes bounced off my windshield, so I drove around him.

OK, OK, there weren’t any laser beams. But I could feel his glare. The nasty little hairball wasn’t going to move for any old SUV, no sir! So I drove around him.

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