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On the Wild Side: Strange news from the World of Wildlife!

Rude Awakening

No one likes being roused from a deep sleep. Alarm clocks, noisy neighbors . . . the list of potential nuisances goes on. But at least we don't have to worry about hungry badgers dragging us out of our beds.

Often described as cute, even adorable, the American Badger is actually a ferocious animal that can claw its way through dirt faster than a person can using a shovel -- a skill that allows the badger to enjoy a peculiar winter dining habit. Yes, the cuddly American Badger likes to dig up hibernating animals -- rodents mostly -- and then eat them. How's that for a wake-up call?

Click here to learn more about the American Badger