[Probably from badge and ard, in reference to the white spot on its forehead.] A car-niverous quadruped of the Weasel family. It has a broad, flat body, short tail, and long tapering head. It is a quiet, harmless animal; but when attacked by dogs, turns on its back and defends itself with its teeth and claws. It burrows in the ground with its nose and fore paws, and forms a nest lined with grass and moss, from which it goes forth at night in search of food, which consists of roots, fruits, and small animals. It is found in Asia, Europe, and North America.