A badger is a mammal known for its stout body, short legs, and distinctive black and white facial markings. They are known for their digging skills and live in burrows called setts. Badgers are primarily nocturnal and feed on a diet consisting mainly of earthworms, insects, and small mammals. They are found in various habitats, including woodlands, meadows, and farmland. Despite their shy and elusive nature, badgers are known for their aggression when defending their territory. They have a strong bite and powerful claws, making them formidable predators.