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Old 08-16-2012, 11:39 PM
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Cage match - Honey Badger vs Wolverine - Who wins?

Assuming comparably sized animals is one favored over the other?

Honey Badger vs Wolverine

The honey badger has a fairly long body, but is distinctly thick-set and broad across the back. Its skin is remarkably loose, and allows it to turn and twist freely within it.[11] The skin around the neck is 6 millimetres (0.24 in) thick, an adaptation to fighting conspecifics.[12] The head is small and flat, with a short muzzle. The eyes are small, and the ears are little more than ridges on the skin,[11] another possible adaptation to avoiding damage while fighting.[12]

The honey badger has short and sturdy legs, with five toes on each foot. The feet are armed with very strong claws, which are short on the hind legs and remarkably long on the forelimbs. It is a partially plantigrade animal whose soles are thickly padded and naked up to the wrists. The tail is short and is covered in long hairs, save for below the base.

Honey badgers are the largest terrestrial mustelids in Africa. Adults measure 23 to 28 cm (9.1 to 11 in) in shoulder height and 55–77 cm (22–30 in) in body length, with the tail adding another 12–30 cm (4.7–12 in). Females are smaller than males.[11][13] Males weigh 9 to 16 kg (20 to 35 lb) while females weigh 5 to 10 kg (11 to 22 lb) on average. Skull length is 13.9–14.5 cm (5.5–5.7 in) in males and 13 cm (5.1 in) for females.[14][15]

The adult wolverine is about the size of a medium dog, with a length usually ranging from 65–107 cm (26–42 in), a tail of 17–26 cm (6.7–10 in), and a weight of 9–25 kg (20–55 lb), though exceptionally large males can weigh up to 32 kg (71 lb).[6][7][8] The males are as much as 30% larger than the females and can be twice the female's weight. Shoulder height is reported from 30 to 45 cm (12 to 18 in).[9] It is the largest of terrestrial mustelids; only the marine-dwelling sea otter and giant otter of the Amazon basin are larger.

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Old 08-17-2012, 12:16 AM
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Honey Badger don't care.

Some swearing.
/ I'll just let myself out now.
Old 08-17-2012, 12:20 AM
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Internet memes given their due, I'm still betting on the wolverine.
Old 08-17-2012, 12:27 AM
Dag Otto Dag Otto is offline
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Tropical cage or Tundra cage?
Old 08-17-2012, 01:58 AM
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Carcajou wins, all the freakn`time.
Old 08-17-2012, 02:15 AM
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We don't need no stinking honey badgers.

eta: this is kinda scary though:

Because of the toughness and looseness of their skin, honey badgers are very difficult to kill with dogs. Their skin is hard to penetrate, and its looseness allows them to twist and turn on their attackers when held. The only safe grip on a honey badger is on the back of the neck. The skin is also tough enough to resist several machete blows. The only sure way of killing them quickly is through a blow to the skull with a club or a shot to the head with a gun, as their skin is almost impervious to arrows and spears.[29]

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Old 08-17-2012, 02:07 PM
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I'd bet on the wolverine. They're nearly the same animal, so I'd guess a draw (or roughly even outcomes over time).
Old 08-17-2012, 02:19 PM
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Even with dogs with bees in their mouths and when they open their mouths bees fly out? Cause I bet that some bees would make quick work of the honey b.....errr, nevermind.
Old 08-17-2012, 02:31 PM
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I'm no zoologist, but they seem to me to be essentially the same animal, with the wolverine being slightly larger. Given the extra mass, I'd go with the wolverine.
Old 08-17-2012, 03:00 PM
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Wolverine. Because Honey Badger DON'T care. Not even enough to show up.


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