April 07, 2005
Meet the Honey Badger.
Also known as
is one tough mother. Besides digging into bee hives for their honey, they also
fight leopards and eat scorpions
. I love 'em.
12 years ago
No relation to Emile
I scored a badger roadkill a few years ago. Beautiful pelt and skull and the claws are huge. I wear them as a necklace. Girl at the bar thought it was a shark teeth. Awesome!
Badgers? We don' need no steenkin' badgers!
Countdown til someone posts Weebl's Badger flash animation.. 5... 4.. 3.. 2...
most fearless animal in the guiness book of world records! yowsa! that first photo proves that. awesome find! love the name, too. honey badger. can't decide if that sounds more like a country singer or a porn star.
Porn star, definitely...
but scary. 'Ratel' is a strangely appealing word. Retell the tale of the later ratels. Elated ratels retaliate.
Probably called the Ratel because of the rattling sound they make.
Ratel is actually Zulu for :I'm gonna kick your arse, mo'fo'!...or something...
Does anyone speak Swahili?
Yes, I think they all do down there.
Mr. Furious: "Yes, I think they all do down there." Bwa ha ha ha ha.
They don't like it up 'em, either.
[Though eating bee brood is barbaric, it's nonetheless a fascinating beast!]
It is said to rush in with tail held high and, with an angry, rattling roar, rip out the testicles of any threatening male animal (whether human, lion or buffalo).
That's my kind of badger!! [As long as he's my friend...]
Mr Furious - my expedition to climb both peaks of Kilimanjaro will be leaving shortly.
Favorite honey badger film appearance: The Gods must be Crazy II in which the ratel is portrayed as never giving up on attacking an offending intruder, and chases the hero halfway across a desert in pursuit of the insulting boot which accidently stepped on the badger's tail. Best acting moment - when the badger convincing faints from heat stroke, forcing the tender-hearted hero to pick the badger up and schlep his nemesis across the remaining desert.
Blame it on the blooody badgers!
With their magic spell.
This mustelid Will eat your kid If he's not fed To suit his id. He snubs our money His moods aren't sunny Until we proffer Our tubs of honey A fuzzy crank, he who reveres the bee But fearlessly strives To eviserate hives Is it all for vanity? To get on the books? Why not try Hannity Like the rest of the crooks?
Ahhh, badgers. GMBC II is a classic, along with I
O, run, badgers, run now and don't wait for hunters with gin traps and poisoned bait!
"It emits smelly, almost suffocating secretions from its anus glands to fumigate the hive, much in the same way that human honey-hunters use smoke. The ratel rubs the secretions around the hive, causing most of the bees to flee, and stunning or killing those that remain inside." Careful bees, you don't want to be exposed to honey badger anus.