Don’t mess with the Basra Badgers!

There was an interesting post on the BBC News website today entitled "British blamed for Basra badgers" which starts of with the following paragraphs:

British forces have denied rumours that they released a plague of ferocious badgers into the Iraqi city of Basra.

Word spread among the populace that UK troops had introduced strange man-eating, bear-like beasts into the area to sow panic.

In the interest of public safety I thought I would post a few links to help educate people about Badgers:

Top Ten Badger Facts

  1. Badgers don’t dance in formation
  2. Badgers have clear likes and dislikes food wise
  3. Badgers don’t actually play football
  4. Len Badger did play football though
  5. The collective name for a group of badgers is a cete
  6. Badgers were planned to replace British Troops leaving Iraq in order to maintain the overall strength of British deployment in Iraq
  7. Ruth Badger had nothing to do with the Basra attacks
  8. Badger is a place in Shropshire, UK.
  9. A Breezy Badger may be installed on your computer

Picture of Honey badger
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One Reply to “Don’t mess with the Basra Badgers!

  1. On my way home after doing a few things in town, I saw a very similar looking animal as that “Honey Badger” except it had a black stripe running down it’s back. I’m about 60 miles SE of Dallas,TX.. It was dark and I live in a very rural part of East Texas. It was waddling down the road towards my place, but must have disappeared into the woods after I passed it. I haven’t seen it since, and I don’t think I want to either, unless I have a weapon ready/nearby …
    I’m just wondering, if it could have been a badger, I did have something try to eat my Rooster a few weeks back.

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