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king of seals
19th January 08, 04:24 PM
It's the honey badger, or ratel, the most fearless animal on Earth.

It eats everything: earthworms, termites, scorpions, porcupines, hares, tortoises, crocodiles up to one metre in size, snakes (including pythons and venomous species), rodents, and honey of course.

It has a very thick skin and is ridiculously hard to kill. As if it wasn't enough, it's smart and has a good sense of smell.


In one case, shown on an episode of Animal Planet, an old female honey badger that was nearly toothless and had one blind eye was attacked by a leopard. It took the leopard about one hour to kill the honey badger.

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I want one as a pet so bad!

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http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/7185/lolratel1if5.jpg

Domite
19th January 08, 09:40 PM
He gets bit by a cobra and just sleeps it off. Haha.

Sun Wukong
19th January 08, 09:47 PM
Badger's are pretty badass.

kungfujew
19th January 08, 10:57 PM
A badger badger badger badger...
Snake! Snake! Oooh it's a... a... oh, the badger seems to have eaten the snake.

MrGalt
19th January 08, 11:51 PM
Wow. Where the hell is the badger-based kung fu style that should own and/or eat all other kung fus?

socratic
20th January 08, 12:12 AM
Holy shit, that thing is fucking awesome.

And it's friendly, ala vid 3.

ICY
20th January 08, 12:28 AM
That is awesome. Maybe I'll get one of those instead of a gorilla.

Aaranar
20th January 08, 01:20 AM
Wow. Where the hell is the badger-based kung fu style that should own and/or eat all other kung fus?


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/4f/The_Badger_issue_25.jpg/250px-The_Badger_issue_25.jpg

AAAhmed46
20th January 08, 02:11 AM
Wolverines are still more badass.

WarPhalange
20th January 08, 02:11 AM
That thing is so CUTE!!!

Neildo
20th January 08, 02:13 AM
Looks badass and cute at the same time. i can dig it.

SpringHeeledJack
22nd January 08, 11:40 AM
It's not just badgers that are badass, it's the whole mustelid family. Most of my life I've had this weird fascination with them. When people would ask me what my favorite animal was, I'd say mustelids. Fucking awesome.

king of seals
22nd January 08, 03:10 PM
It's not just badgers that are badass, it's the whole mustelid family.

Agreed.

Check this otter out:

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Besides the amazing speed, reflexes and coordination, at 00:31 you can see that it can also walk while holding the ball in one hand.

It's a feat that very few non-primate animals can accomplish.

Dagon Akujin
22nd January 08, 04:32 PM
Agreed.

Check this otter out:

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Besides the amazing speed, reflexes and coordination, at 00:31 you can see that it can also walk while holding the ball in one hand.

It's a feat that very few non-primate animals can accomplish.

Wow. I never knew about the stand-in.

Riddeck
22nd January 08, 11:15 PM
Contact Juggling is no joke. I had heard about the stand in years ago, though I have never seen this video.