Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What is a badger-thrower?

A badger-thrower must be carefully differentiated from a dachshund. Dachshunds were bred in the grassy fields of the Germanic principalities for the special purpose of hunting badgers by tunneling and digging into badger burrows and killing the badger in repose, often after a heroic battle, returning to the surface bloody but unbowed, wiggling its tiny tail.

The brave, skillful badger-thrower, arms akimbo, sturdy leather band on head, shovel strapped to back, strides from hillock to hillock, eyes shaded against the sun, searching for badger sign. Dashing in figure, the epitome of the proud Moldavian race, he will never be defeated by the sharp-clawed foe.


  1. Badger throwing sounds like such a misunderstood sport. Who's the stoic dude in the picture?

  2. Is ancient sport, but is often hissed at.

    Ah, picture is of badger-thrower from ancient day.

    Most appreciate interest in national pastime of Moldova.