Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Crazy Honey Badger

The honey badger (Mellivora capensis), also known as the ratel, is species of mustelid native to Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. Despite its name, the honey badger does not closely resemble other badger species, instead bearing more anatomical similarities to weasels. It is classed as Least Concern by the IUCN due to its extensive range and general environmental adaptations. It is a primarily carnivorous species, and has few natural predators due to its thick skin and ferocious defensive abilities.

Honey badgers often become serious poultry predators. Because of their strength and persistence, they are difficult to deter. They are known to rip thick planks from hen-houses or burrow underneath stone foundations. Surplus killing is common during these events, with one incident resulting in the death of 17 Muscovy ducks and 36 pullets.


Because of the toughness and looseness of their skin, honey badgers are very difficult to kill with dogs. Their skin is hard to penetrate, and its looseness allows them to twist and turn on their attackers when held. The only safe grip on a honey badger is on the back of the neck. The skin is also tough enough to resist several machete blows. The only sure way of killing them quickly is through a blow to the skull with a club or a shot to the head with a powerful rifle, as their skin is almost impervious to arrows and spears.

Check out this video, it shows how badass the Honey Badger is:

10 comments:

  1. Yessss, ive seen that one before. He is the most badass animal ive seen, seriously. He goes right into the bees honeycomb like nothing, then he kills and eats a deadly viper, dies comes back to life and keep eating plus they can resist machete blows? hahahahah thats a nightmare right there

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  2. That is not an animal, that is an acct of God. O.O

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  3. Pure beast.
    Badgers in general are crazy, but this guy takes it to a new level. Eating larva while the bees are going crazy - madness. Spartan level madness.
    Great blog mate.

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  4. They just simply don't give a damn about anything haha. Cobra bites you? Just sleep it off.

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  5. lol the video is hilarious. this badger is pissed

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  6. This animal is very crazy. WTF!!!!

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