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Xinjiang found a "mountain badger", with a pig nose and claws on its limbs

Time:2023-02-03 11:25:19 author:Birds Read:843次
Xinjiang found a "mountain badger", with a pig nose and claws on its limbs

Some animals are easily misunderstood by their appearance, such as a wild animal rescued in Manas, Xinjiang recently. It looks like a wild boar as a whole, and it also has a pig nose, but it looks like a predator, similar to a badger, with fangs, and its limbs are not like pig hooves, but also have claws. . Villagers found it in the nursery of the Binghu Village Experiment Station. They saw the wild boar-like animal lying on the ground and curled up, its limbs twitching from time to time, showing a very painful state. The villagers quickly reported it to the relevant departments. , ask for their help. After the staff arrived, they found that there was indeed a strange-looking animal lying on the ground. There was no obvious trauma in the preliminary examination, and it was suspected of food poisoning. So I thought of giving it water to try to detoxify it, and then I contacted the Manas National Wetland Park Administration. After identification by experts, the scientific name of this wild animal is pig badger, also known as sand badger or mountain badger. It belongs to the national three-protected animal. People mistook it for a wild boar pup. The pig badger has been fully treated at the animal management station of the Manas County Wetland Administration. When its physical strength is fully recovered and it has the ability to survive in the wild, it will be released into nature.

The head is big and the neck is thick, the tail is short and the eyes are small, and the body of the badger is black and white

Don't look at the badger that looks like a wild boar , in fact, it is a mustelidae animal, belonging to the Badger subfamily with the dog badger, stink badger and so on. The pig badger has a sturdy body and stubby limbs, making it look short and chubby. The hair on their body is mainly mixed with black and white, and most of the hair on the body is dark brown. The head has a white stripe from the snout to the back of the neck, and there are also obvious white areas under the eyes on both sides. The pig badger has a relatively large head and a thick neck, similar to that of a wild boar. The ears and eyes are relatively small, the tail is short, and the limbs have strong claws. The claws of the badger are suitable for digging, but not suitable for predation or crawling. In nature, people often confuse hog badgers with dog badgers and ferret badgers because they are similar in appearance, especially ferret badgers and hog badgers both have a pig nose. Pig badgers and dog badgers are similar in shape and have white stripes on their heads. The biggest difference between them is that the dog badger's nose is like a dog, and the pig badger's nose is like a pig. The biggest difference between the pig badger and the weasel badger is the difference in their faces. The white hair on the face of the pig badger is striped, while the white hair on the face of the weasel badger is in irregular patches, so the weasel badger is also called For the "flower-faced raccoon".

Ferocious temperament, roaring like a pig, standing up to demonstrate when encountering people

A common feature of mustelids is ferocious temperament, such as honey badger, wolverine, yellow-throated Mink, etc., are notoriously ruthless characters in nature. Pig badgers are also very fierce and aggressive, especially after being frightened, they show a stronger desire to attack. When a pig badger encounters an enemy or encounters a human, it will first lower its front feet, and at the same time, it will emit a fierce roar, which is like a pig. Then it straightened its front body, stood up on its hind legs, and then waved its front paws and grinned, intending to warn its opponent that it was not to be messed with. Most animals that are not strong will choose to flee when they see a battle like a pig badger. And if he encounters a real ruthless character, the pig badger will not be afraid, but fight against it bravely. Pig badgers usually inhabit low-altitude broad-leaved forests, mixed forests, bushes, hills, plains and other environments. They have strong adaptability and eat similar to wild boars. Pig badgers like to live in caves and are nocturnal. During the day, they usually rest in tree holes, stone crevices or caves dug by themselves, and come out for activities in the evening. They feed on many small animals such as earthworms, frogs, lizards, insects, birds, and mice, as well as crops such as corn, wheat, and potatoes. Their diets are more complex. The badger prefers to eat crops. If its burrow is not far from the crop field, they will frequent the field. If the crop field is more than 2 kilometers away from its burrow, the probability of being visited will be greatly reduced.

Badgers have a more house-like character and have a small range of activities. The pig's nose has a big role.

The badger is a kind of "house" animal, and their range of activities is very small. Very small, almost only active near the cave, the foraging range is usually within a few tens of meters near the cave, more than 1-2 kilometers, even if it is very far. Foraging in such a narrow range often requires a strong foraging ability to ensure food supply. Fortunately, the badger has a very smart nose. It has a strong sense of smell and can accurately smell the roots of underground plants. As we all know, when wild boars forage in the wild, their arching mouth can play a huge role. Pig badgers also have a pig nose, and they can also dig soil and dig out food like wild boars. In addition to being useful in foraging, the badger's snout also helps them avoid traps from hunters. Placing traps in the wild is the most common and convenient way of hunting. Many poachers like to adopt this method. Place traps in places where pigs and badgers are infested, and then cover them with leaves and soil. When the badger passes by, the trap is triggered. However, although pig badgers have poor vision, their sense of smell is extremely keen. They can even smell the traps buried by hunters, so they don’t pass by, so it is quite difficult to catch pig badgers in this way. Pig badgers have strong claws suitable for burrowing, they need to hibernate, and they are also very dependent on burrows. But you know what? Although the pig badger and the dog badger are "two brothers", their pursuit of the cave is very different. Although they are all good at burrowing, the badger has high requirements for burrows. The burrows dug are not only spacious and comfortable, but also have tunnel corridors, living rooms, and sleeping cabins. Badgers are more casual about burrows, dig a straight hole, spread some hay, and get a good night's sleep. Follow me and make a friend who understands animals.

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