Welcome to the badger's gallery.
(Please, no talking and no flash photography.)
The signpost reads:Multimedia - Movies and Sounds.
|A word about intellectual property rights.|
We at www.badgers.org strongly support an artist's right to retain creative control over their work, and to receive compensation for the fruits of their toil. This includes the work of photographers and naturalists. All photographs on this site, unless explicitly credited, were culled from the Usenet newsgroup alt.animals.badgers, or received via e-mail from friends and amatuer naturalists. Executing reasonable diligence, I believe these images to be in the public domain. As such, you may copy them for your personal use and non-commercial enjoyment. If you recognize any uncredited photograph as yours, and we are presenting it without your approval, simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, include the name of the image, and we'll gladly remove it. All photographs identified as our original work are free to the world for any use you see fit.|
|Multimedia - Movies and Sounds.|
(711 kb) This is a short clip of a badger showing his appreciation for amateur naturalists. Think about this before you stomp into the woods with your Cannon looking for a badger. Video credit to Marty Stouffer's Wild America, and King World Direct. I attempted to contact Marty for more footage, but if this is the last scene he shot...well...it explains why he can't be reached.
(214 kb) The most exciting scene from the 1992 film "Thunderheart", at least from our point of view. This is also a very good instructional video on how to "hand feed" a badger. (Kids, don't try this at home.) Video credit to Paramount Pictures.
From The Happy Schnapps Combo CD titled Raise It, here is a clip from On Da Badger. I highly recommend the CD, even to those who wouldn't know a bubbler from a brat. For firm evidence that their music captures the Wisconsin polka experience: you have to order the CD from Van's Liquor, 3920 Calumet Avenue, Manitowoc, WI 54220 (414)682-6911 (414)684-6613. If The Bears Still Suck Polka doesn't make you laugh so hard that Blatz shoots out your nose, I'll treat you to a pound of lutefisk.
Did you know you can cross Lake Michigan on The Badger? The S.S. BADGER – STEAMER “43”, that is. The best part is: you don't have to go through Illinois! Click on the picture to see the ship of which the Schnappers sing, or on the icon above to hear the .WAV file. It's included here only partially because the ship is named after our favorite mustelidae. "The Lake Michigan Carferry Service at Ludington, Michigan, operates scheduled service between Ludington, Michigan, and Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The massive hold of the 410 ft. steamship that once carried railroad cars, now transports passenger vehicles. It is a fun and fascinating voyage across Lake Michigan. S.S. Badger – 410 ft. length, width 59 ft., draft 18 ft., 7,000 horsepower coal-fired steam engines, cruising speed 18 MPH." Photo credits to John Penrod.
O.K., here it is. It's what you've been waiting for. Admit it. I just hope that you can get it out of your system, so I can stop hearing about it. From "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre".Credit to Warner Bros.
|A badger among us.|
This is Badge. Possibly the world's only domesticated badger. Click on the thumbnail of your choice to view the larger picture. Click on the envelope to send mail to Badge's family. Alas, Badge is no longer with us, but he will remain a legend in the badger community forever.|
See video footage of Badge above.
Taxidea Taxus. What a noble profile. The prizes of my small photo collection.
|My favorite Meles.|
These pictures were provided by my main Meles^2 connection. Click on the thumbnail to see the larger picture. Click on the envelope to send my badgery benefactor letters of praise. His family of badgers eat from his hand, and frolic in his back yard. A scary thought here in the States, but very picturesque there. Many thanks to Derek and Louise for these original photographs.
|Badger drawings - Surviving Artists Sale.|
Comissioned exclusively for us. A work of art by any badger's standards.|
|Collectible badgers - stuff.|
I could've collected coins. I've got a few in my pocket already. I could've collected stamps. Heck, the Post Office has got gobs of 'em. But nooooo, I've got to collect badgers. Well, why bother to collect something if you aren't driven to distraction and poverty trying to find it? That does seem to be the point of collecting. One more question: numismatist, philatelist, and what? What are we going to call a badger collector? Besides "nuts", I mean.|
There's no shortage of alcoholic products associated with badgers. I'm going to let that go without comment.
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