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Badger (Meles Meles)

A stocky omnivorous mammal, widespread in the wild, throughout Europe. Badger's weigh up to 11 kilos and are easily recognised by their striped black and white head.

Badgers were commonly eaten in medieval Britain, and in Ireland their meat was cured in the style of bacon. Their fresh meat is reported to resemble mutton in flavour.

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