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An extremely simplified guide to a few badgers
American badgers (Taxidea taxus) are solitary predators native to North American grasslands.  They dig to catch their prey, which include gophers, mice, and prairie dogs.  Coyotes will sometimes follow American badgers to pick off any rodents that try to escape when the badgers dig up their burrows.
European badgers (Meles meles) are native to Europe and the Middle East.  Unlike American badgers, they’re omnivorous and very social.  It’s common for several adult European badgers to live together.  These are the badgers in Harry Potter and Redwall.  The Asian badger (Meles leucurus) is similar in appearance, but paler.
Honey badgers (Mellivora capensis), or ratel, lives in Africa, Western and Central Asia, India, and Nepal.  They’re known online for “not caring,” which is actually a pretty accurate way to describe their omnivorous diet; they’ll eat honey, plants, whole rodents, venomous snakes, and sometimes even buried human corpses, among other things.  They are more weasel-like in their appearance than other badgers.
Japanese badgers (Meles anakuma) are found in woodlands and forests in all of the main islands of Japan except Hokkaido.  Their markings are similar to those of the European badger, but with paler faces and browner coats.  They’re solitary animals and their diet primarily consists of insects, worms, and fruit.

An extremely simplified guide to a few badgers

  • American badgers (Taxidea taxus) are solitary predators native to North American grasslands.  They dig to catch their prey, which include gophers, mice, and prairie dogs.  Coyotes will sometimes follow American badgers to pick off any rodents that try to escape when the badgers dig up their burrows.
  • European badgers (Meles meles) are native to Europe and the Middle East.  Unlike American badgers, they’re omnivorous and very social.  It’s common for several adult European badgers to live together.  These are the badgers in Harry Potter and Redwall.  The Asian badger (Meles leucurus) is similar in appearance, but paler.
  • Honey badgers (Mellivora capensis), or ratel, lives in Africa, Western and Central Asia, India, and Nepal.  They’re known online for “not caring,” which is actually a pretty accurate way to describe their omnivorous diet; they’ll eat honey, plants, whole rodents, venomous snakes, and sometimes even buried human corpses, among other things.  They are more weasel-like in their appearance than other badgers.
  • Japanese badgers (Meles anakuma) are found in woodlands and forests in all of the main islands of Japan except Hokkaido.  Their markings are similar to those of the European badger, but with paler faces and browner coats.  They’re solitary animals and their diet primarily consists of insects, worms, and fruit.
I didn’t even know I had these, but apparently I do ‘cause I just sold one.  It was originally designed for T-shirts, but it looks like hoodies work too.
Here’s the design on a shirt:

and it’s from Squiggles and Squirrels on Zazzle

I didn’t even know I had these, but apparently I do ‘cause I just sold one.  It was originally designed for T-shirts, but it looks like hoodies work too.

Here’s the design on a shirt:

and it’s from Squiggles and Squirrels on Zazzle

European Badger Does Care by ~melesmeles-faber
One of my shirts has been found in its natural habitat!  It belongs to an awesome Badger Man who makes fantastic masks (now go check out his gallery!)

European Badger Does Care by ~melesmeles-faber

One of my shirts has been found in its natural habitat!  It belongs to an awesome Badger Man who makes fantastic masks (now go check out his gallery!)

Three of these are going to someone in Texas!
From Squiggles and Squirrels

Three of these are going to someone in Texas!

From Squiggles and Squirrels

This shirt sold yesterday, but due to a storm that kicked our my cable/Internet I wasn’t able to post about it.
But my Internet is back now, so here’s one of my badger shirts!
Squiggles and Squirrels

This shirt sold yesterday, but due to a storm that kicked our my cable/Internet I wasn’t able to post about it.

But my Internet is back now, so here’s one of my badger shirts!

Squiggles and Squirrels

I finally got my first sale in over a week, and I was happy to see it was the first sale of that design.

It was one of my honey badger parody t-shirts, “European Badger Does Care”, so I wasn’t at all surprised to see that it’s going to someone in the UK. England, as it turns out. Most of my silly animal shirts seem to go there.

Then I checked the name of the recipient. (because Zazzle gives sellers the first names or titles of their customers)

"Matthew"

Oh… oh, my…

I highly doubt it’s that particular badger-liking Matt, but it’s certainly an amusing coincidence!

It’s still Matt Smith’s birthday here in the United States, so here’s an badger.
It’s not quite Charlie the badger (he’s of a different genus entirely) but it lives at the Wildlife Prairie State Park near Peoria, Illinois, which is a pretty awesome state park that really doesn’t get anywhere near the hype it deserves.

It’s still Matt Smith’s birthday here in the United States, so here’s an badger.

It’s not quite Charlie the badger (he’s of a different genus entirely) but it lives at the Wildlife Prairie State Park near Peoria, Illinois, which is a pretty awesome state park that really doesn’t get anywhere near the hype it deserves.

Last sketch for the day.
One as a mustelid.  He’s an American badger (as opposed to European badger 11) because he can be a rather grumpy fellow.  European badgers are tough, but they look like cuddly teddy bears.  American badgers just look mean 0_o

Last sketch for the day.

One as a mustelid.  He’s an American badger (as opposed to European badger 11) because he can be a rather grumpy fellow.  European badgers are tough, but they look like cuddly teddy bears.  American badgers just look mean 0_o

The things I draw when I run out of ideas… like mustelid versions of One, Nine, Ten, and Eleven.
I think I have a Dalek folk band somewhere in my sketchbook.  Possibly next to the mariachi beluga whales.

The things I draw when I run out of ideas… like mustelid versions of One, Nine, Ten, and Eleven.

I think I have a Dalek folk band somewhere in my sketchbook.  Possibly next to the mariachi beluga whales.

In which we meet Charlie the badger.