Beautiful Badger rug taxidermy mount backed with ruffled tan and black double felting. Thick winter plush fur with very nice coloring and big claws. Facial detailing is accurate and expertly done. Mouth is open showing teeth and tongue. The quality of this taxidermy mount is rated as Premier. Great addition to the collection and an interesting piece for the home, office, or trophy room. The perfect gift for any fan of a Badger sports team.
- Product Rating: Premier
- Approximate Dimensions: 32" long X 24" wide
- Lays flat on any sufficiently sized horizontal surface
- Free Shipping in the Continental U.S.
About the Badger
Scientific Name: Taxidea taxus
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 backward 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.