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Badger Gets Stuck in Car Grille and Survives
The Local ^ | 16 Apr 2014

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.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: badger; car; norway

1 posted on 04/30/2014 6:35:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; Red Badger
FYI.

Ping.

2 posted on 04/30/2014 6:36:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: nickcarraway

It was a French car. It surrendered to the badger.


3 posted on 04/30/2014 6:37:30 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway

Really this is why I should give money to FP? I was a monthly but still considering if I should renew.


4 posted on 04/30/2014 6:41:40 PM PDT by Alissa
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To: Alissa

What’s FP?


5 posted on 04/30/2014 6:42:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Honey Badger don’t give a sh*t if he gets stuck


6 posted on 04/30/2014 6:43:31 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Joe 6-pack
It was a French car

The badger was actually pining for the Fords.

7 posted on 04/30/2014 6:54:13 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: nickcarraway

I heard the driver got free season tix to Wisconsin football/bball for the upcoming season.


8 posted on 04/30/2014 6:56:31 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nickcarraway

Did someone say Badger?

http://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com/


9 posted on 04/30/2014 7:00:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


10 posted on 04/30/2014 7:07:22 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: 21twelve

Sounds like a movie scene! Funny!


11 posted on 04/30/2014 7:10:06 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

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!


12 posted on 04/30/2014 7:13:19 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Alissa

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.


13 posted on 04/30/2014 7:14:02 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Red Badger; badger; honeybadger

ping


14 posted on 04/30/2014 7:18:19 PM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: nascarnation

That picture did remind me of a Wisconsin Badger after a Big 10 game...


15 posted on 04/30/2014 7:20:11 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: nickcarraway

This is like the third or fourth Norwegian story in the last two days. Things heating up in the fjords?


16 posted on 04/30/2014 7:27:32 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: nickcarraway

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!


17 posted on 04/30/2014 7:36:37 PM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: nickcarraway

Badgers? Badgers?

WE DON’T NEED NO STINKING BADGERS!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx6TBrfCW54


18 posted on 04/30/2014 8:52:57 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: nickcarraway

“I DON’ HAVE TO SHOW YOU ANY STINKING BADGES”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGcVhoHdRFo


19 posted on 04/30/2014 8:58:44 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: nickcarraway

The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg
My son in law can do this to a t with enough drinks.
67 mil views.


20 posted on 04/30/2014 9:11:46 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Alissa

General/Chat should have been been your clue.


21 posted on 04/30/2014 9:15:06 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“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.


22 posted on 04/30/2014 9:16:30 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: ClearCase_guy
The badger was actually pining for the Fords.

That beats the hell out of my "we don't need to stinkin' badgers"

23 posted on 04/30/2014 9:27:10 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: ClearCase_guy
The badger was actually pining for the Fords.

Also, this wins 1.21 Internets.

24 posted on 04/30/2014 9:28:15 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Paladin2; null and void; nickcarraway; honeybadger; badger

We’re some tough little bastards.................


25 posted on 05/01/2014 6:20:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: 21twelve
My uncle came across an angry badger in the woods.

Are there any other kind?..................

26 posted on 05/01/2014 6:20:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: nascarnation

At least he wasn’t stealing crab legs from Publix........................


27 posted on 05/01/2014 6:23:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Delta Dawn

At least they don’t steal crab legs from Publix............


28 posted on 05/01/2014 6:23:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: ryan71

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!......................


29 posted on 05/01/2014 6:29:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Red Badger

That’s the one. I was amazed.


30 posted on 05/01/2014 6:39:26 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: ryan71

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..........................


31 posted on 05/01/2014 6:45:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Red Badger

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...


32 posted on 05/01/2014 2:42:40 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: ryan71
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.

I saw that this past weekend and it was hilarious!

33 posted on 05/01/2014 2:46:39 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Delta Dawn; dfwgator
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...

LOL!!!................................

Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on?

Could it be a faded rose from days gone by?................................

34 posted on 05/02/2014 6:07:27 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: 21twelve

A pet badger? Now that’s hardcore...
My brother had a raccoon, and that thing was bad enough.


35 posted on 05/02/2014 6:09:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Dr.Deth

1.21 internets! Great Scott!


36 posted on 05/02/2014 6:10:33 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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