According to the BBC, badgers can attack humans, although they are normally extremely wary of people and avoid contact. Badgers are omnivores within the family Mustelidae and are related to weasels, otters and wolverines. A short, stocky animal, the badger has sharp claws that are used for digging.
All badgers live in burrows called setts. The diet of the badger varies by species, but generally consists of small mammals, eggs and insects. Fruits and roots are also included. Some species of badger are social, living in groups of up to 15. Badgers can become intoxicated from alcohol in rotten fruit.