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"(The badger) moves noisily, nothing quiet or stealthy about him. He ambles on like a miniature tank, snorting and wheezing, bashing his way through any bushes or undergrowth in his path."
Ernest Dudley

Sounds and Vocal Calls

Badger Cubs

Badger cubs have a high-pitched whickering - in other words - like a squeaky sort of chattering.

Adult Badgers

Adults growl or bark as a warning or purr with pleasure.

They are also known to emit a long-drawn scream (reason unknown).

Other Noises

Apart from the normal noises, you may also hear badgers making other noises, squeaks, sniffs, snorts, coughs, and many others.

Detailed Badger Noises

Badger Volunteers?
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