Very different creatures they are, very different indeed. These animals are not to be mistaken for ordinary badgers and look quite different, too. Slightly over a meter in length and half a meter from the ground in height, brown on the top with white underneath. These very special of Gods creatures are from Africa.
I was blessed one day while at home to find a nature documentary about honey badgers (Ratel) and have been smitten ever since. Very few people know of them. There is very little information out there in libraries to be had, so I will let you know what Ive managed to come up with and seen.
Highly sociable, tenacious, fun-loving, never willing to back down from a meal to be had, with an attraction to honey as strong as true love could be. They have been documented bringing down and killing full grown water buffalo through castration, not a creature you would want to mess around with, in my mind. Ive seen them face down a pride of lions, take on a full-grown leopard returning to reclaim his kill, only to hop down from the treed kill and fain a frontal attack, moving almost as fast backwards in retreat, swiping and growling with its powerful front claws, leaving the leopard dumb-founded in escape.
You wont find one to my knowledge in a zoo, either, as I have tried to see, so why dont you try and see what you may come up with about them. I am a nature nut and have seen or read about almost most of Gods creatures, living or dead. But never had I been so taken in all my years by a creature they call the Honey Badger.
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