Stoffle, the Badger that can escape from anywhere! | Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem – BBC


After Stoffle’s severe mauling by the lions,
Brian knew that he had to get his badger under control. His solution was a brand new pen. And, the introduction of Hammy, to help him
work off steam. Far from settling down though, the canoodling
couple soon prove that honey badgers are not just fearless, but astonishingly clever. We started off with the mesh-type fence. But, it didn’t work. Stoffle soon devised a plan for opening up
the gate, which has got two bolts. He would get the female to go up. He would go up, open the first gate. He’d hold the gate and say ‘woman, get up,
I’m pulling open, you open up.’ She goes up to the top, she pulls the second
one out. And then he pulls it open, he waits for her
to get down and they escape together. The escape was no fluke. Considering their small size, honey badgers
have remarkably big brains. Their intelligence is just beyond anything. Whatever Brian did to keep him in, Stoffle
was hell-bent on getting out. In the end, and a great expense, Brian had
no choice but to build his own badger Alcatraz. Mr. Stottle, the days of your escape are over
buddy. That night, they called me ‘Brian, Stoffle’s
out.’ I said ‘impossible!’ But we had trees in here, and he climbed up
the trees, leaned over onto the wall and he was out. So, we cut all the branches out of the trees
in here and left the trees in the middle. Then, he dug up the rocks. He’d rolled them with his back feet to the wall,
and neatly piled them up high enough. And then he’d get out, so we took all the
rocks away. This is like a game for Stoffle. Every time I’d devise some plan, it was like
a game for him to work out how could he get over this? 1’o’clock in the morning, my wife
wakes me up ‘Brian! Brian! Someone’s in the house.’ She said ‘ I heard a window break.’ So we freeze. ‘Oh my!’ Expecting burglars. There’s Stoffle at my bedroom door, trying
to get through the bedroom door. He’d made himself a mud ball and he’d patted
to make it bigger. And he rolled it and he stands on it and he
just got out like that. People have said, ‘Oh, did you train it?’ I said ‘Train it? Not at all!’ Didn’t even think of it. He outwitted us each time, with his skills. Stoffle! I remember one day, keeper left a rake in
Stoffle’s enclosure and he scratched himself, lies on his side, he’s thinking. Computers working. Take the rake, put it on his back, put it
against the wall. Climb out and off he go. Stoffle! I mean, you won’t believe these stories. You’d think it’s a hoax. It’s not a hoax! That is Stoffle.

100 Replies to “Stoffle, the Badger that can escape from anywhere! | Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem – BBC”

  1. Этот медоед умнее всех вас там работающих в этом парке учитесь у него пока он жив а то так и помрёте дебилами

  2. Badger Alcatraz 😂 wait a minute u might meet Al Capone, George "Machine-Gun" Kelly and Alvin Karpis. The worst greatest bagers in Africa. 😂😂😂

  3. I want to know how they get him back in the badger Alcatraz??? Lets face it, running at a Honey Badger wouldn't be the wisest thing to do!

  4. They left the tools in the pen for him to escape. If they made the walls high enough and solid concrete, including the floor, and no trees around, with a proper door with an electrical deadbolt and again, no other objects to be used in his escape that badger would be “going no fuckin place”. They wanted to see his brilliance at work. Again, they gave him the tools to escape. Smart animal. Very smart…….but…..Do not fool yourself. Humans are smarter than badgers and every creature on this planet. Unfortunately we are also more viscous, cruel, and are a danger to ourselves and to others around us. Our ambition is tangled up with our intellect. ✌️😎

  5. I want to study Honey badgers like I studied Wolverine in Montana.
    I did not see Honey badgers when I visited Botswana and South Africa.

  6. Shame these intelligent animals get killed for their hair to make shaving brushes. 😢
    Synthetic shaving brushes are an exception though since they don't use any animal hair and are made with synthetic fibers instead!! 😊😇🥰

  7. Кто знает русский?Напишите,пожалуйста, что за зверки?

  8. How would that human guy react if he is put in that cage 24×7? It is CRUEL to keep these animals in captivity, and I can't believe BBC published this!

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