The honey badger that could escape from any enclosure (video)

This video about honey badgers from the BBC is fascinating. The animal worked with a mate to figure out how to unlock its cage door and get out. It kept getting out, she they built an outdoor enclosure for it with cement sides. No way in, no way out.

The honey badger climbed a tree in the enclosure, got to the top, bent the branch over and jumped out.

So they cut back the trees on the edges near the wall. What did it do next? The animal dug up rather large rocks, piled them in a corner, and then climbed on the rocks to get out. So they got rid of the rocks.

A few nights later, the guy’s wife wakes him, says there’s someone in the house, I heard the window break. At the same time, someone is jiggling the door to their bedroom. You guessed it. The honey badger had taken mud, rolled it into balls, placed the balls in the corner of the enclosure, as it had done with the rocks before, and finally climbed on the balls and got out.

Next, he grabbed a broken branch, pushed it into the corner of the enclosure, leaned it again the wall, and climbed up the branch and out.

Oh, but there’s more. He figured out how to grab a rake, roll it off his back against the wall, and climb the rake out of the enclosure.

And of course, I couldn’t post about the honey badger without posting the classic honey badger video. Enjoy.


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  • BillFromDover

    I say we have a new candidate for US senate minority leader.

  • AdmNaismith

    Honey Badgers are also impervious to porcupine quills.
    I repeat: not affected by cobra venom, bee stings and porcupine quills. Seriously badass.

  • woodroad34

    We had a male pit bull mix and a female boston terrier that loved to escape as a team. When the Pit Bull left the boston terrier behind, she’d come whimpering to us and the minute we opened the front door, she shot out to get him. We had so many make-shift barricades around our house and we thought we had finally squelched their escapes–but then we’d get a call from the neighbors saying they had our dogs. It was a constant game. Our house looked like Sing Sing.

  • Silver_Witch

    You know I must be part Honey Badger – no matter what obstacle life throws at me — I always find a way to get around it!

  • jomicur

    One more nail in the coffin of the claim that humans are the only animals that use tools. Yeah, human beings are “the crown of creation,” all right. Sure we are.

  • Marc Roth

    I thought that he was hilarious. As for your comment, I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t generally walk around calling people a fag like some kind of 12 year old bully, not that I would be impressed by you if you do. I’m even less impressed by your keyboard bravado.

  • olandp

    Your opinion is hardly humble.

    From a fag named Randall.

  • olandp

    Honey badger don’t care
    Honey badger don’t give a shit!

  • Tatts

    Sorry, can’t listen to that guy being such a fag. If he were funny, it would be different; but he’s just repetitious and stupid. IMHO Had to turn it off.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    Oh god yes!

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Let the honey badger go! Let the honey badger go!
    Let the honey badger go! Let the honey badger go!
    Let the honey badger go! Let the honey badger go!

  • Tone

    The BBC clip narrated by Randall would be killer.

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