"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)
Jeremy Paul, hornets made a nest in the ground in my front yard and as I wondered how to deal with that, a badger showed up at midnight and dug up and ate the hornet's nest. It took him two nights but he got every last one. I love nature!
Badger - Surrey, UK - Their lower jaws are articulated to the upper by means of transverse condyles firmly locked into long cavities of the skull, so dislocation of the jaw is all but impossible. This enables the badgers to maintain their hold with the utmost tenacity, but limits jaw movement to hinging open and shut, or sliding from side to side.