Skip to comments.Badger Gets Stuck in Car Grille and Survives
Posted on 04/30/2014 6:35:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A badger in Norway got hit so hard in a car collision that it became wedged into the grille. But when the driver levered it out with a stick, to his amazement the animal scampered away into the nearby woods.
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"I was very surprised that it was alive," Borgar Kristensen, 50, told The Local on Wednesday. "After four or five minutes, the animal went down the road. It was not badly injured."
Kristensen was travelling at 80km down the E18 highway in southern Norway in the early hours of the morning when he spotted the badger, known as a 'grevling' in Norway, in his headlights.
He couldn't swerve out of the way as there was a car coming down the opposite lane, so he rammed straight into the unfortunate animal.
To his horror, when he stopped in a safe place, he saw that the badger had become firmly wedged into the front grille of his Peugeot car. Together with his three colleagues he then found a stick nearby to prise the animal out. It was only then that he realized that miraculously, it had not been badly hurt.
Kristensen did nothing after the incident, which took place a year ago. He only sent in the pictures to Norway's VG newspaper when he read a story on Monday about a woman who got a small deer stuck in the front grille of her car, also a Peugeot, in Potters Bar, London.
"I had the picture in my mobile phone and I saw this story in the VG newspaper and I sent the picture to them," he told VG.
It was a French car. It surrendered to the badger.
Really this is why I should give money to FP? I was a monthly but still considering if I should renew.
Honey Badger don’t give a sh*t if he gets stuck
The badger was actually pining for the Fords.
I heard the driver got free season tix to Wisconsin football/bball for the upcoming season.
Did someone say Badger?
My uncle came across an angry badger in the woods. He walked off the trail into the woods to go around, and the badger followed him. He went back up to the path, and the badger blocked his route there too.
So my uncle shot it in the head with a .22. Put it in the bag that he had a couple of large, live snapper turtles in.
Then he comes across the baby badger that the adult was protecting I guess. He captured that and put it in another sack.
15 minutes later as he is driving down the road, there is a commotion from the back end of his station wagon. The adult badger was alive, and tearing apart the sack. He pulls over and the sack is torn apart with two snapping turtles out and a pissed badger getting more and more awake.
He used a larger gun from the car to finally kill the badger. The baby ended up becoming a pet - and would send grown men running when it would come out of the various hiding places in the house and yard.
Sounds like a movie scene! Funny!
He was a character. I recall the time wading a river. We both had a sack of snapper turtles. I’m worried about getting clawed through the sack. He’s worried about getting his cigarettes wet that are in his shirt pocket!
Compared to all the silliness of the “All Your Base are Belong to Us” stuff in 2001, this is pretty tame.
FR is worth supporting.
That picture did remind me of a Wisconsin Badger after a Big 10 game...
This is like the third or fourth Norwegian story in the last two days. Things heating up in the fjords?
I saw a show about honey badgers on PBS, I think. This guy in Africa had an animal preserve and this honey badger would escape from his containment area, get into the lion area and attack the male lions. The badger would grab the lion’s nuts! The lions were terrified of this badger. Anyway, The guy did everything he could to contain the badge but he would fashion tools, stack rock and trees and he always got out. One amazing critter!
WE DON’T NEED NO STINKING BADGERS!!
“I DON’ HAVE TO SHOW YOU ANY STINKING BADGES”
The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger
My son in law can do this to a t with enough drinks.
67 mil views.
General/Chat should have been been your clue.
“Compared to all the silliness of the All Your Base are Belong to Us stuff in 2001”
There were times where I didn’t think I would live through that.
That beats the hell out of my "we don't need to stinkin' badgers"
Also, this wins 1.21 Internets.
We’re some tough little bastards.................
Are there any other kind?..................
At least he wasn’t stealing crab legs from Publix........................
At least they don’t steal crab legs from Publix............
I saw that show over the weekend, or art least the same guy. He taped the badger escaping from his confinement in various ways. Climbed a dead tree trunk, so they took out the tree trunk. Stacked rocks, so they took out all the rocks. Then the badger used urine and dirt to make mud and rolled the mud into balls and stacked them up. That is one smart badger!......................
That’s the one. I was amazed.
We had a parrot years ago that would not stay in her cage. She would manipulate the latch and get out no matter what. We even wired it shut and she would nip and pull at it until she got it lose..........................
I think I heard today that the reason that Jameis did not go through the line was that he was trying to avoid a sack...
I saw that this past weekend and it was hilarious!
Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on?
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by?................................
A pet badger? Now that’s hardcore...
My brother had a raccoon, and that thing was bad enough.
1.21 internets! Great Scott!