Meles meles arcalus

The badger of Crete or Arkalon (ed. Meles meles arcalus) endemic subspecies of the common badger. They are carnivorous mammal resembling bear with short legs and relatively long body (70-95 cm) and short tail (15 cm), while it reaches a weight of 20 kg. Animal is omnivorous, eating hares, rabbits, rats, mice, worms, roots, fruits, beetles, seeds, insects and snails. Generally prefers animal feed and not aggressive to humans. Lives in shallow tunnels that dimiougei himself with his front legs. It is a nocturnal animal, and why there are many accidents because of their slow gait, trying to cross the streets. Driving late at night and you may be able to view them.

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