UK military spokesman Major Mike Shearer said: "We can categorically state that we have not released man-eating badgers into the area."The area in question being Basra.
But we all know that you can't trust a scientific consensus. Right?
The director of Basra's veterinary hospital, Mushtaq Abdul-Mahdi, has inspected
several of the animals' corpses.
He told the AFP news agency: "These appeared before the fall of the regime in 1986. They are known locally as Al-Girta.
"Talk that this animal was brought by the British forces is incorrect and unscientific."