Small Game Taxidermy for Sale - Standing Badger
Recently completed! A beautiful full body Badger taxidermy mount with habitat base. Animal is mounted standing on a base made of a weathered log that is accented with brown moss and assorted foliage. The Badger's long claws are intact. All four paws are on the base. The pelt is thick and colored in grays, tans and cream. Accurate detailing and masterful artistry earn this mount the taxidermy quality rating of "Excellent." A must have for any hunting lodge, trophy room or tavern.
Scientific Name: Taxidea taxusSize including wood base: 18" tall x 27" wide x 13" deep.
Badger measures 34" from nose to tip of tail.
Weight: 9 lbs.
About the Badger
The face of the badger is distinct, with its striking black and white striped head, the badger is one of our most instantly recognizable mammals. The rest of the stocky body appears grey, and the legs, throat, neck, chest and belly are black. Males reach 35 inches in length and weigh up to 20 lbs. Males are significantly larger than females. They have exceptionally long claws of up to 1 3/4 inches. The species sharpens their long claws by scratching on trees or posts.
Badgers are exceptional diggers, creating elaborate burrows. Badgers are solitary animals, territorial and determined fighters when they are threatened. Most territories are about 3 or 4 square miles. They are mostly nocturnal creatures, but have been known to be active during daylight in quiet areas. Badgers have excellent senses of hearing and smell. Both serve in locating food species, which are usually rodents in underground dens. The long claws serve to loosen the soil and pass it backwards where the hind feet kick the soil out behind the digging animal.
Badgers do not hibernate like bears during winter, but they do sleep for extended periods of time, especially during periods of cold weather and deep snow. They can stay underground for weeks at a time, but they come out to hunt occasionally as they do not store food.