Life-size Badger taxidermy mount. Mounted on all fours on a weathered log. Head is turned to the right. Nice fur in shades of brown, tan and cream. Long claws are intact on all four paws. Accurate detailing throughout. This Badger has been given our taxidermy quality rating of "Vintage." A great piece for cabins with a rustic or antique theme.
Size: 30" long x 12" tall x 7" wide.
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.