Maybe we had a bit of fun at our friends’ expense.
As you can see from the picture above, the Honey Badger is anything but sweet. It’s a compact ball of razor-toothed fury, able to rip through flesh and bone the way most of us would go through, say, a box of chocolate-covered bacon. In fact, several African tribes report that the honey badger has a nasty habit of attacking "the scrotum of larger mammals if provoked and has even castrated humans."
Just a bit of kidding there, eh, Guv’nor? Jolly good laugh, eh, wot?
Hmmm. In an even more ominous development, the British apparently have a long tradition of Badger-Based Warfare.