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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

lot of Badgering


Howdy, it’s been a wild weekend caught some fish and wrote a poem, watches some fireworks, and paid some bills.  I got a big week ahead and may not have the time to post every day but, I will try. I had fun on two blog tour and met some new friends.  We all had some great fun. The blog-a-Licious tour we learned what is freedom and on the Poe-a-tree hop we see saw the ocean beaches, the beach is always fun.  I have added a new page here “under the rainbow” this is the place to sign up for the next "Poe-a-tree hop” this time the theme is your favorite color or colour as the spell it elsewhere. We are going to make a rainbow. The tour will be next Monday so sign up with your name and URL and write a poem or a short story about your favorite color and post on Monday.
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I am a little late with this but I made a promise to write about a badger, well it’s about more than one badger.  The badger, for some are a fearsome animal. With his mouth full of razor teeth and those long sharp claws. Badger hunt small rodent like gophers and field mice, sometimes he will take a rabbit.  They will pal up with a coyote to hunt. Just to let you know there were no badgers hurt in this tale.
   
When I was a lot younger me and my buddies used to find it great sport to badger a badger. We would get a stick about eight to ten feet long and then find a badger. The idea was to touch the badger with the stick and he would get all huffed up and chase you, growling, and hissing. They would chase you about twenty feet then turn their back on you and head back to their den. Sometimes they would stop and turn around a make a bluff charge back at you.  There was one we called David he would dig and throw dirt and rock at you. Ha! Ha! He hit old Wayne my buddy right between the eyes left a heck of a bump.  There is a lot to be learned from that little ball of fury fur. They don’t give up and they will fight till the death, there not a feared of man or beast they will fight a bear a thousand times their size.  They cannot run fast or far and they will den up when they get tired of the fight but will right back to fight you after they rest up a bit.

the rocket ranch

Some years ago I was working at the rocket ranch here in northern Utah. That’s the place where they make the SRB’s “solid rocket booster” for the space shuttle.  One of my coworkers had left to work on some test cable in a underground vault. It was quitting time and we could see the van he was driving was still setting over at the vault. He was the one who usually came and got us. So we went over to check out what was going on. Thinking he might be asleep or hurt. When we got there we could hear him hollering for help. We open up the door to the vault to find one very scared man and one very upset badger. Lamar was his name I think, he had lock the door by accident and spent eight hour fending off that little badger.  just for the fun of it watch video.



All turned out ok and we had the latch change on the vault so no one could be trap in there again and the little badger was caught and move to a better home.
Thank you for stopping by and sign up for the Poe-a-tree blog hop, it will be fun.

Thank you and God bless.


6 comments:

Roy A. Ackerman, PhD, EA said...

Methinks, you are just trying to badger us into commenting :-)
Thanks for the laugh.

Roy Durham said...

well maybe it worked god bless lol

JP Brandano Photography said...

Fun post to read but not so much for Lamar lol.

I have our collaboration coming out today. Hope you approve of my interpretation!!

http://jpweddingphotograpy.blogspot.com/

Anna L. Walls said...

haha - oh my

Roy Durham said...

badger are fun little friends . you just got to love them.

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