The Badger, pp.40-41.

[Three Hundred Animals Contents]

INHABITS most parts of the world. The length of his body is about two feet six inches from the nose to the insertion of the tail, which is black like the throat, breast, and belly; the hair of the other part of the body is long and rough, of a yellowish white at the roots, black in the middle, and cinereous at the point. Being a solitary animal, he digs a hole for himself, at the bottom of which he remains in perfect security; he feeds upon young rabbits, birds and their eggs, and honey. The female brings forth every year, commonly three or four at a time. 

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