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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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#1 Honey badgers are fearless

Honey badgers have been known to repel much larger predators such as lions. These creatures never give up and never give in!

...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?

#2 Honey badgers eat whatever they want

Honey badgers aren't afraid to kill and eat poisonous snakes such as cobras. They also have the least specialized diet of any member of the weasel family.

Honey badgers aren't afraid to kill and eat poisonous snakes such as cobras. They also have the least specialized diet of any member of the weasel family.

...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!

#4 If you think you can contain them, you're wrong

A honey badger's most valuable weapon might just be its big brain. Honey badgers are one of only a few species known to use tools.

Peace out!

Good try, though. Honey badger goes where it wants!

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!

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