GKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25330 posts, RR: 54 Posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1296 times:
Five hurt in badger rampage
LONDON (Reuters) - An angry domesticated badger has savaged five people, leaving one man so seriously injured he needed skin grafts, and chased away pursuing police officers during a 48-hour rampage through a quiet town. One-year old Boris launched what experts described as unprecedented attacks after finding himself hungry, alone and frightened after being stolen or released from a wildlife visitor centre where he had been hand-reared and hand-fed. "I have been involved with badgers for 24 years and I have never heard of anything like this, nor has anyone I have spoken to," Mike Weaver, chairman of the Worcestershire Badger Society told Reuters on Tuesday. Weaver was brought in by police to catch Boris, who had bitten the five victims' arms and legs after getting loose near Evesham, Worcestershire. The officers themselves had been chased onto the bonnet of their car as they tried to round up Boris, who was later put down. Weaver said badgers were notoriously powerful animals and the incident showed the folly of trying to turn wild animals into pets.
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IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6510 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1222 times:
A "domesticated" badger?" Sure. And what is this "unprecedented attack" bit? Baders are not very social beasts. I'd rather my dog meet a bear or mountain lion than a badger. Of sourse there are likely to be no badgers in the mountains of Arizona. But still, what kind of idiot would try to tame a badger?"
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MxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1209 times:
I can almost see it now...
"Help me! There's a badger loose in my shorts and he's doing LAPS on my nuts!!!!!" ROFLMFAO! There are some animals that are better left alone and a badger has to be waaaaay up there on the list! Let's see - Animals that we should NOT attempt to domesticate:
Great White Sharks (They're so "hugable")
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.
DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(