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martin35
June 20, 2017, 06:16
My youngest Grandson is 14 and kind'a large for his age, his school mates call him "Earthquake",,, a more affable kid you'll never meet.

I just call him EQ and he's the last of the grandsons that are likely to be born to me,,, great grandsons are a different story.

EQ likes to hunt, fish, play computer games and ride his 4 wheeler,,, he's still at that useless age much like his grandpa is secretly thought to be by some .

He was hunting down near the creek bottom woods just down the hill from my house when he saw a varmint he did not recognize, he might have shot it except it went to ground.

From his description it was a badger, badger's are solitary and seldom seen except in mating season, badgers don't like the be badgered except in mating season,, I'm much the same way my self.

The last badger I remember seeing was about 12 miles North West of Tilden Texas, it had broken into a deer lease cabin I sometimes used and made a mess and it put up a fuss,,, I slept in my camper and the next day he was gone when I decided to end his occupation of a human habitat with justifiable lethal force.

It has only just occurred to me I have not seen a badger dead or alive in over 30 years,,,, badgers will normally move out of human occupied territory.

Badgers are territorial and will fight any size varmint that threatens it,,, you have to admire that,,, and I do.

My Grandson and I talked some about badgers, there's a lot to learned from observing animals, we should all do more of it,,, EQ and I have decided if the badgers stay down in the creek bottom it will improve the neighborhood unlike the hog infestation that had to be hunted out of the area,,, it's still open season on feral hogs.

We also talked some about the dangers of being up to your ass in wetbacks,,, the subject is never far from my mind.

EQ has just recently discovered wetback senoritas,,, looks like I'll have to badger him some on this breed and it's infestation hazards,,, if it ain't already a lost cause,,, and that badger's me.

Lettin' the badger loose is dangerous to your health and longevity,,, but as a right of passage it must be done.

badzero
June 20, 2017, 06:24
Ive spent a good chunk of my life in the woods and I've never seen one in the wild, until this year and so far I've counted 4 dead on the side of the road. Not in the same area and not near any new construction.

TenTea
June 20, 2017, 06:33
Get off my lawn...

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/9b/9e/ae/9b9eaebad0a59f469b2a31691196789f.jpg

http://www.nature.com/polopoly_fs/7.38242.1470333340!/image/CXJY83_web.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_630/CXJY83_web.jpg

easttex
June 20, 2017, 06:42
If it really was a badger, you might let a game warden know. Our state biologists might be interested in hearing about a badger sighting since they're kind of rare in these parts.

The senoritas are a whole 'nuther subject all together. We could fill a whole thread on that one...:shades:

AZ Dave
June 20, 2017, 07:14
We have them in N.E. Az. I see them occasionally. In fact, 2 or 3 weeks ago I saw a dead one on the side of the road in the middle of town when I was on my way to church. I turned around to be sure as I've never seen one in town. Very cool animal!

slavicshooter
June 20, 2017, 07:49
I thought this thread was about Mrs.ss. :] My apologies. Please carry on Uncle, Grandpa Martin 34&1/2. Oh, and tell EQ that I know some nice Amish girls that are his age.:woo:~ss

jhend170
June 20, 2017, 08:40
Have to say in my 47 years on this planet, and all but 4 of them (Navy days) here in God's backyard, I never knew badgers were indigenous to Texas. Then again I guess I never had reason to know. Guess I thought they were all in Wisconsin.

As for senoritas... Dated a few through the years, sure are a LOT of fun. Common gene among them though says they will love you like crazy, until you do something stupid, then you'd better be wearing your codpiece when you sleep. Just ask John Wayne Bobbitt.

hagar
June 20, 2017, 08:41
Saw a few in AZ, never shot one as I kind of admire them. In general they do little harm.

Bawana jim
June 20, 2017, 08:46
Parts of eastern oregon have billions of sage rats, ranchers used to put up signs asking you to hunt them. I guess they are food for badgers because in one of my hunts I came across three badger holes with badgers in them. Started to get a little closer when one popped his head up showing his teeth and growled at me. That growl made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.

Left it alone and as I got back to the rig I ran into the rancher and he said I should have killed it. Those big badger holes were a danger to his cattle and he found some with broken legs.

W.E.G.
June 20, 2017, 09:06
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FALonious
June 20, 2017, 09:09
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Blackmore
June 20, 2017, 09:30
You can make a business off them in the UK.

http://www.badgerwatchdorset.co.uk/

C2A1
June 20, 2017, 11:14
Seen them out at Dugway. Just plain mean. Had one guy get chased by one and he jumped on the hood of his truck. Little thing kept him there for a couple of hours. Every time he got down thinking it was gone and tried to unlock the door, here it came.

TenTea
June 20, 2017, 11:25
Many fantastic Youtube videos on the badger topic...

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lew
June 20, 2017, 11:52
Saw a few in AZ, never shot one as I kind of admire them. In general they do little harm.

My brother and I were driving back from Wickenburg and saw a freshly-dead mature female on the side of the road. Flies hadn't even gotten to it. Some dipshit had shot it through the noggin with a .22. Being the bogans that we are, we picked it up, threw it in the truck, and skinned it on the back porch.

Very neat creatures, and they are sturdily built- thick bones and skin, very tough muscle, and big teeth and claws for their size.

TenTea
June 20, 2017, 12:18
Being the bogans that we are, we picked it up, threw it in the truck, and skinned it on the back porch.



http://www.boganandproud.com/image/cache/data/Flags%20004-1-500x500.jpg

Texgunner
June 20, 2017, 13:41
As for senoritas... Dated a few through the years, sure are a LOT of fun.

My Mexican son in law warned his teen-aged nephew to be careful with his(said nephew's) young Mexican girlfriend. Robert told him, "Young Mexican girls are the most fertile creatures on earth." It was a well-intentioned warning given too late though.

Invictus77
June 20, 2017, 15:26
Saw a few in AZ, never shot one as I kind of admire them. In general they do little harm.

My brother and I were driving back from Wickenburg and saw a freshly-dead mature female on the side of the road. Flies hadn't even gotten to it. Some dipshit had shot it through the noggin with a .22. Being the bogans that we are, we picked it up, threw it in the truck, and skinned it on the back porch.

Very neat creatures, and they are sturdily built- thick bones and skin, very tough muscle, and big teeth and claws for their size.

The thread drift confused me. Are you guys talking about senoritas or badgers ???

Stoney
June 20, 2017, 17:58
both will tear you apart :rofl: i remember miss ortez, ouch

0302
June 20, 2017, 18:08
i kilt a badger with my fal. damned thing was nasty smellin.

senioritas are much more dangerous.

RG Coburn
June 20, 2017, 21:14
I wouldn't encourage shooting them. They have a place and a function.

martin35
June 21, 2017, 05:27
i kilt a badger with my fal. damned thing was nasty smellin.

senioritas are much more dangerous.Badgers are in the Skunk family.
My dads shaving brush said badger bristles on the knob end of it,,, I learned to use his brush and soap mug but not his straight razor,,, the soap smelled really nice and man soapy,,, but all that blood was a nuisance to me,,, my old man needed to shave 3 times a day,,, I'm 3 times a month myself and now even the hair has fallen off my legs and back,,, what's up with that ? I still shave the hair growing in my palms though.

357ross
June 21, 2017, 08:06
I see badgers several times a week at the job site. Might be the abundance of prairie dogs and rabbits that keeps them around, don't know for certain though.

jhend170
June 21, 2017, 08:40
The thread drift confused me. Are you guys talking about senoritas or badgers ???

The subject matter is "things that are interesting but can also gut you like a fish when provoked." Try to keep up... :thumbsup:

Douglas S Graham
June 21, 2017, 10:09
Honey badger is a bad ass, he don't give a shit!!!

What a great video, Honey Badger!!

TenTea
June 21, 2017, 10:16
I might could become a convert. :cool:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/27/52/9b/27529bd8d2b7461a428209032d0e3f30.jpg

Texgunner
June 21, 2017, 10:32
Good ass honey badgers.

lew
June 21, 2017, 12:44
http://www.boganandproud.com/image/cache/data/Flags%20004-1-500x500.jpg

Saved. Thanks! :D

The thread drift confused me. Are you guys talking about senoritas or badgers ???

I would never admit to skinning seņoritas on a public message board.:]:whistling:

Blackmore
June 22, 2017, 12:04
I might could become a convert. :cool:

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