Mounted Badger Taxidermy on a Habitat Base
New mount, just finished! Splendid Badger life-size taxidermy mount on a habitat base. The winter pelt is thick and beautifully colored in shades of brown, black and white. Striking facial markings. Long claws are intact. The large badger measures 37" from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail. The base is accented with antlers, moss, and foliage. The masterful craftsmanship throughout the mount earns our taxidermy quality rating of "Excellent." A beautiful addition to any room.
Scientific Name: Taxidea taxus
Size including wood base: 24" tall x 21" long x 16" wide
Badger measures 37" from nose to tip of the tail.
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 gray, 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 sharpen 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 back 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.