Fact - The badger is the fastest digging animal on earth, and the strongest for its size.  An American badger in the midwest was observed digging through the asphalt surface of a parking lot. It took him less than two minutes to disappear completely!

Myth - Badger's won't chase you for wearing Levi Cords, like their TV commercial portrays.  But.... in one case an American badger was reported to join some joggers for a distance of about 164 feet (50 meters).

Fact - Badger's have been known to partner up with other species, and sometimes even share the same burrow.  Most common in England is badgers and foxes, in the U.S. it is the coyote and the badger, and on the island of Palewan it is the porcupine (ouch).

Myth - In medieval times it was said that if a badger crossed behind you on the path you had walked it was good luck.  But... if it passed in front of you, it was bad luck.  For REALLY bad luck, if it stopped and scratched the earth on the path in front of you, that you were bound to die soon.

Fact - Eurasian badgers are known to "scent" trees and fence post from 12 to 16 inches (30.5 to 40.6 cm) up the wood by doing hand stands.  Then they rub the scent glands in their anus against the tree or post.

More to come . . .