The badger does not usually seek to attack, but, when driven to bay, its great muscular power and tough hide render it a formidable antagonist.
In eastern Persia this species is replaced by the Persian badger (M.
In these plains the fox is most abundant, and the badger and hedgehog are found.
P. Badger, Nestorians and their Rituals (London, 1852); M.
P. Badger visited the chief Jacobite centres, their numbers in all Turkey had dwindled to about ioo,000 souls, owing to vast secessions to Rome.
Badger testifies that the Syrian proselytes to Rome were superior to their Jacobite brethren, having established schools, rebuilt their churches, increased their clergy, and, above all, having learned to live with each other on terms of peace and charity.
Where the best coloured skins are not used for carriage rugs they are extensively dyed, and badger and other white hairs are inserted to resemble silver fox.
Fossil remains of the badger have been found in England in deposits of Pleistocene age.
P. Badger has, however, pointed out (Travels of Ludovico di Varthema, trans.
The European badger (Meles taxus or M.
P. Badger, The Nestorians (London, 1852); Rubens Duval, La literature syriaque (Paris, 18 99); G.
Other animals, more or less common, are the black-tailed deer, the jackrabbit, the badger, the skunk, the beaver, the moose and the weasel.
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The Malay badger (Mydaus meliceps) is confined to the mountains of Java (where it is called the teledu), Sumatra and Borneo.
Badger as secretary of the navy, Francis Granger as postmaster-general, and John J.
Tradition centres rather upon the fox (kitsune) and the badger (mujina), which are credited with supernatural powers, the former being worshipped as the messenger of the harvest god, while the latter is regarded as a mischievous rollicker.
Aside from its origin, the fauna of Mexico includes at least five species of monkey, the jaguar, puma, ocelot (Felis pardalis), wolf, coyote, lynx, badger, otter (Lutra felina), beaver, muskrat, bear, raccoon (Procyon), coati (Nasua), tapir, two species of peccary (Dicotyles torquatus and D.
P. Badger, Hakluyt Soc., 1863, note, pp. 31 and 32) that the name of Bushla or Busba, from the Italian Bussola, though common among Arab sailors in the Mediterranean, is very seldom used in the Eastern seas, - Dairah and Beit el-Ibrah (the Circle, or House of the Needle) being the ordinary appellatives in the Red Sea, whilst in the Persian Gulf Kiblah-n¢meh is in more general use.
The badger-ward, who was usually attached to a bear-garden, kept his badger in a large box.
canescens); two species - the white-tailed badger (M.
P. Badger, History of the Imams and Seyyids of Oman by Salil-ibn-Razik (aondon, Hakluyt Society, 1871).
The bear, badger, wolverine, polecat, ermine, common weasel, otter, wolf, fox, lynx, mole, hedgehog, common shrew, water-shrew and lesser shrew (Sorex vulgaris, S.
WISCONSIN (known as "the Badger state"), one of the North Central states of the United States of America.
The dachshund, or badger hound, is of German origin, and like the basset hound was originally an elongated distorted hound with crooked legs, employed in baiting and hunting badgers, but now greatly improved and made more definite by the arts of the breeder.
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The otter, martin and badger may be mentioned among the rarer wild animals, and the weasel, ermine and pole-cat among the more common.
They are now chiefly valued for the hair, that of the European badger being used in the manufacture of the best shaving-brushes while the softer hair of the American species is employed for the same purpose, and also for painters' pencils, and the fur is used for articles of ladies' apparel and trimmings.
Of existing species the bear, wild-boar, badger, roe-deer and chamois may occasionally be seen in the remotest wilds of mountain and forest.
of the Illinois line who came from the East, who lived in dug-outs like the hillside burrows of the badger, and who did not go home in winter like the miners from southern Illinois and farther south, who were called "suckers," a name borrowed from the migrating fish in the Rock, Illinois and other rivers flowing south.
Among the wild animals are the lion, tiger, leopard, lynx, brown bear, hyena, hog, badger, porcupine, pole-cat, weasel, marten, wolf, jackal, fox, hare, wild ass, wild sheep, wild cat, mountaingoat, gazelle and deer.
At the Cape they are known to the Dutch as Bass (badger), which has been anglicized into "dassie."
Among animals peculiar to the forest regions are a tiger-cat about the size of a leopard, the honey badger or black Ituri ratel and the elephant shrew.
leucurus) and the Chinese badger (M.
Whenever a drawing was arranged, bets were made as to how many times the dog, usually a bull-terrier, would draw the badger, i.e.
The American badger (Taxidea americans) ranges over the greater part of the United States, and in habits closely resembles the European species, but seems to be more carnivorous.
Then the badger's tail is split, a chain put through it, and fastened to the stake with such ability that the badger can come up to the other end of the place.
As soon as the dog succeeded in doing this the animals were parted, often by the attendants biting their tails, and the badger was again shut up in his box, which, at a signal from the time-keeper, was again opened.
The first class includes the isabelline bear, badger, pole-cat, ermine, roe and fallow deer, wild ass, Syrian squirrel, pouched marmoset, gerbill and leopard.
Before it is j oined by the Wisconsin, the Mississippi 1 The badger is not found in the state, and the name probably originated as a nickname for those lead miners N.
In the alpine region are found the badger (Meles taxes), the ermine (Putorius ermineus) and six other Mustelidae, the wild dog (Canis alpinus), the common and the black-eared fox (C. melanotis), while the corsac fox (C. corsac) is met with only on the plains.
The name "suckers" was applied generally to all the people of Illinois, and the name "badgers" to the people of Wisconsin and "badger state" to the state.
badger digging still occurs.
The chestnut covers considerable areas in Prigord, Limousin and Beam; resinotis trees (firs, pines, larches, &c.) form fine forests in the Vosges and The indigenous fauna include the bear, now very rare but still found in the Alps and Pyrenees, the wolf, harbouring chiefly in the Cvennes and Vosges, but in continually decreasing areas; the fox, marten, badger, weasel, otter, the beaver in the extreme south of the Rhne valley, and in the Alps the marmot; the red deer and roe deer are preserved in many of the forests, and the wild boar is found in several districts; the chamois and wild goat survive in the Pyrenees and Alps.
Two other genera, Helictis, an aberrant badger,.
badger setts etc. Q 13 The actual act of hunting is non-selective of the quarry species.
The cage, laced with peanuts, was intended to snare any badger tempted by the easy meal.
How do I go about getting a license to disturb a badger set?
One of these (genus Meles) includes the Eurasian badger which is found in Britain.
badger sett in the corner nearest the station.
badger cull starts in May.
badgers Two young badger cubs, courtesy of Gerald James.
badger baiters are back in Welford.
badger tongs, or delving rods for tracing tunnels.
badger culling must be carried out humanely.
Badgers ' sett is defined at Section 14 as any structure or place indicating current use by a badgers ' sett is defined at Section 14 as any structure or place indicating current use by a badger.
It is easy to grasp the basics of badger surveying and one square should only take a day to survey.
blame the badger by implication rather than by fact.
However, Badger have broken the price barrier in a big way with their new oval brolly, so what's the catch?
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The badger is the largest member of the Mustelid family and Britain's largest land carnivore.
What we do know is that some of the badger clans are almost transient, possibly nomadic!
Approach every badger with extreme care - even a which is apparently comatose may move suddenly!
See British beef will make consumers sick, say conservationists December 15th 2005 Badger Trust news release added to the site.
For full details, see Ministry conceals badger cruelty.
Even worse, they find an orphaned badger cub.
This year the government badger cull starts in May.
Full details can be found in our news story, Protected sett attacked by badger diggers.
disturb a badger set?
The tiny speckled ultramarine badger quickly devoured the moldy old spam fritter.
I fail to believe that a badger called lizard (the greatest) could beat my rabbit flash Gordon!
heartening news from the North East Essex Badger Group has been added to the site today.
heirloom baby cot blanket designed exclusively by Little Badger.
If you have a rabbit hutch on your lawn, the rabbit will be at risk if the badger can gain entry.
ill-treat a badger, or to interfere with a badger sett.
This makes it an offense to kill, injure, capture or cruelly ill-treat a badger, or to interfere with a badger sett.
immunized each year to eradicate TB in the badger.
interfere with badger setts.
interference with badger setts.
know called me Badger, I never knew why.
He wis only a laddie at the time, an Badger wid whiles tak him oot for a nicht at the rabbits.
lapel badge with a badger head design.
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masquerades badger cull is slaughter masquerading as science, claim conservationists - NFBG news release issued May 31st.
musk of a badger alter from one area of the country to another?
The badger has a special opening (called a gland) under its tail, which produces a smelly liquid called musk.
In Glen Affric a few sessile oaks can be found at the eastern end of the glen near Badger Falls.
orphaned badger cub.
We are working to stamp out all forms of badger persecution.
pollarded oaks, are badger sets marked by sandy entrances.
Here is a graph of the correlation between badger roadkill tuberculosis prevalence and cattle tuberculosis incidence.
snare any badger tempted by the easy meal.
Badger's entry: I am so happy, I do n't sneeze anymore and I have grown really big.
Badger hunting, badger fat for cow's teats, better than goose fat.
terrier dogs down into the sett to corner the badger.
The absence of specialized equipment, such as badger tongs, or delving rods for tracing tunnels.
DON'T Lay an apparently unconscious badger loose in the back of a car.
Help Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger in a race against time to overcome the wicked weasels!
wis only a laddie at the time, an Badger wid whiles tak him oot for a nicht at the rabbits.
In habits the fox is to a great extent solitary, and its home is usually a burrow, which may be excavated by its own labour, but is more often the usurped or deserted tenement of a badger or a rabbit.
Lastly, acknowledgment must be made of the great value of the Catalogue of Nestorian writers, by `Abadisho' of Nisibis, the latest important writer in Syriac. It was edited by Assemani in the 3rd part of his Bibliotheca orientalis, and has been translated into English by Badger.
Foxes, squirrels, otters, snakes (smooth snake, grass snake and adder), butterflies (some of them peculiar to the district), and an occasional badger range the forest freely.
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Foxes, too, and badger are dyed a brownish black, and white hairs inserted to imitate silver fox, but the white hairs are too coarse and the colour too dense to mislead any one who knows the real article.
BADGER, the common name for any animal of the Musteline subfamily Melinae or the typical genus Meles (see Carnivora).
The colloquial "to badger" (i.e.
worry or tease) is a metaphorical derivative, and "drawing a badger" is similarly used in a figurative sense.
These may be holes among riverside tree roots, outlying badger setts or enlarged rabbit burrows.
Badger 's entry: I am so happy, I do n't sneeze anymore and I have grown really big.
Few will be unmoved when a badger pauses, with a paw half cocked, and raises its snout in the air.
Badger hunting, badger fat for cow 's teats, better than goose fat.
They send terrier dogs down into the sett to corner the badger.
Bennett, R.M and Willis, K. The Value of Badger Populations and Control of Tuberculosis in Cattle.
Badger extermination is not a viable way to control bovine tuberculosis in cattle, researchers in Ireland have decided.
Help Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger in a race against time to overcome the wicked weasels !
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Badger Healing Balm is a fairly well-known and highly rated salve.
There are several types of Badger Balm for different purposes.
FishGoth.com: This site includes PDF instructions on a variety of animals, including a badger, squirrel, pig, crocodile, horse and cat.
Choose from Leopard and Badger; both styles are available in sizes 1 to 13 and feature sturdy rubber outsoles that help prevent slippage.
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