Small Taxidermy Mounts - North American Badger
Newly completed! Beautiful North American Badger taxidermy mount. This half-body Badger is mounted as if looking out of a tree. The habitat base is constructed of weathered wood with moss accents. The badger is alert with a turn of the head to the slight left. Beautifully colored in shades of black, brown, gray and cream. Great detailing throughout. Intact, long claws. Great gift for the hunter's office. The taxidermy quality rating on this mount is "Premier". Perfect piece of wildlife art for the small animal taxidermy collector.
Scientific Name: Taxidea taxusSize of display: 17" tall x 17" wide x 10" deep.Ships free!
About the Badger
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.