Honey Badger

Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:04 am

The Honey badger or ratel is a tenacious small carnivore that has a reputation for being, pound for pound, Africa's most fearless animal despite its small size. It is even listed as the "most fearless animal in the world" in the Guinness Book of Records.

The honey badger has a fairly long body, but is distinctly thick-set and broad across the back. Its skin is remarkably loose, and allows it to turn and twist freely within it. The eyes are small, and the ears are little more than ridges on the skin, another possible adaptation to avoiding damage while fighting.
The honey badger has short and sturdy legs, with five toes on each foot. The feet are armed with very strong claws, which are short on the hind legs and remarkably long on the forelimbs. The soles are thickly padded and naked up to the wrists. The tail is short and is covered in long hairs.
The sides of the heads and lower body are pure black in colour. A large white band covers their upper bodies, beginning from the top of their heads down to the base of their tails.

My first ever Honey badger(s) - March 2011 - Metsi Metsi Wilderness Trail (not on foot) H1-3
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Re: Honey Badger - Animal of the month: March 2013

Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:42 am

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Re: Honey Badger - Animal of the month: March 2013

Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:09 pm

Wow - interesting animal ^Q^ ^Q^ Good choice Mpossie.

These are super pics... I have only seen them at night time. O:V

Re: Honey Badger - Animal of the Month: March 2013

Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:54 pm

Great choice Mpos!! \O I have yet to see one in the wild...only in the camps at night! O**

Re: Honey Badger - Animal of the Month: March 2013

Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:21 pm

Wanna Play? -O

Honey Badger Quiz

Re: Honey Badger - Animal of the Month: March 2013

Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:05 pm

70% :O^

Re: Honey Badger - Animal of the Month: March 2013

Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:28 pm

Thx Amoli & Flutts

Outstanding picture PRWIN \O even the "thickly padded foot sole" is visible . . . . and the kill ^Q^

Very interesting Toko, thank you, that was great fun O/\ 8 out of 10 0*\

Re: Honey Badger - Animal of the Month: March 2013

Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:33 pm

2012 is my so called "badger year" O\/

S36 on route to Nhlanguleni

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and gave this young Kudu the scare of her life :twisted:
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April 2012 - about 200 meters after crossing the causeway from Shingweszi opposite the no entry road
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My avatar ^Q^ ^Q^
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October 2012 - Voortrekker Road
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Re: Honey Badger - Animal of the Month: March 2013

Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:23 pm

^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
will do the quiz later =O: =O: =O:

here my contributions...before I leave and meet another one... or two... ;-)

Kgalagadi 2007 - near Leeuwdril

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there was the three... Jackal and juv. Pale Chanting Goshawk O/\
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Re: Honey Badger - Animal of the Month: March 2013

Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:27 pm

Kgalagadi 2009 - start of the little dune road

was too a PCG... but flew away, I was too near 0*\
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and no time to make any aperture/speed... :evil: =O: =O: =O: