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Physical Ability

 

Badgers have short legs and incredibly strong muscles, and stand at around 11 inches high at the front shoulders. Badgers are able to move heavy objects up to 25 kilograms in weight; shift large amounts of soil rapidly and worm along very small passageways. Badgers like other wild animals are unable to cope with heavy machinery moving above them, collapsing long stretches of tunnels. Our field officers have found badgers trapped in collapsed tunnels. Experiencing extreme difficulty in digging the trapped animals out. The tunnel roof material flakes away and falls around the crouching badger the falling soil packs round the badger and as the badger wriggles so the falling soil packs tighter and tighter until the badger is stuck solid tight in a cruel tomb.