The very thought of a badger causes many smaller animals to run. It's loud hissing, sharp claws, and aggressive behavior can frighten another animal out of its way. Badger is quick, a moments delay may mean death or injury to another animal. Badger survives by clawing the earth in search of food. Medicine women with Badger medicine are familiar with the therapeutic properties of roots and herbs. They are said to be among the most powerful healers because they can get right to the "root" of the problem. "Action" is the badger's message.

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