Not long ago, a friend of mine called and said his neighbor had caught something in his trap-line that was rather peculiar. He described the animal and I immediately identified it as badger. I have never seen a Midwest badger, but I have run across a couple of the irritable little varmints as I hunted out west. They are vicious creatures who anger easily. Since they do seem to be few and far between in our part of the country, I thought I would bring you up to speed on “Taxidea Taxus.”

The badger is bear-like, stocky little animal about three feet long. They have a short tail and short but powerful legs armed with strong claws on the front feet. They walk on the soles of their feet like...

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