VIDEO - Giant badgers terrorize Iraqi town
Agence France-Presse • Jul. 25, 2007. 05:28 AM EST
"It ate a cow." "It's the size of a dog, with a monkey's head." There's a new addition to the dangers facing Iraqis -- a giant badger stalking the streets at night. Locals in the southern port city of Basra have built a myth around the animal, stoking fears with claims that it eats humans. Some even allege that British forces have planted the beast there to spread panic. But veterinarians maintain it's just a form of honey badger who doesn't like to be disturbed.