"A stout fox, drawn from covert, brush pointed, having buried his grandmother, runs swift for the open, brighteyed, seeking badger earth, under the leaves. The pack of staghounds follows, nose to the ground, sniffing their quarry, beaglebaying, burblbrbling to be blooded." (15.3952-3956)
The badger is Wisconsin's state animal, a ferocious fighter with 4" long claws. Still, residents respect and admire them, and keep their distance! The badger is the animal that dachshunds were bred to hunt for. 'Dachs' as in badger, and 'hund' as in hound.