Badgers are largely nocturnal, normally shy, retiring animals that live in social or family groups.
A badger's home is called a sett. The sett is an underground home, often with a labyrinth of tunnels involving the excavation of tons of earth.
Badger prints are broader than they are long with five toes and five long, non-retractable powerful claws that they use for digging.
The sense of smell is the most important of the badgers senses. Badgers forage for food with their snouts constantly sniffing the ground ahead of them.
Badgers are omnivorous and will eat a wide variety of foods, although their main diet consists of earthworms, up to 200 per day.
Badgers are less active during winter months but they do not hibernate.
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