Ratel

Ra"tel

(r"tl), n. [F.] (Zol.) Any carnivore of the genus Mellivora, allied to the weasels and the skunks; -- called also honey badger.
[1913 Webster]

Several species are known in Africa and India. The Cape ratel (Mellivora Capensis) and the Indian ratel (Mellivora Indica) are the best known. The back is gray; the lower parts, face, and tail are black. They are fond of honey, and rob the nests of wild bees.
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