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4 Reasons Why You Should Never Mess With Honey Badgers

Honey badgers may be small, but they're still the tough guys of the African Savannah! Really. You don't want to mess with them.

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...look! Honey badger's not afraid of this lion!

That's right. Keep moving! Honey badgers sometimes chase away young lions and take their kills. You think honey badger's going to be afraid of you?

...knocking over your bee hives & licking your honey!

Yes, honey badgers love honey. They can be a scourge to beekeepers, shrugging off countless stings to break into hives. And there's really nothing you can do about it.

# 3 Fluid ejected from a honey badger's anal pouch can be smelled from 40 yards away

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...and it ain't pretty!

Also, the honey badger is on PBS!

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To learn more about these feisty creatures whose behavior is still relatively unknown to science, be sure to watch "Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem" on Feb. 19 on Nature on PBS!