Could a Dachshund take a badger?

Both Dachshunds and Scottish Terriers were bred for badger hunting.
Abby and Charlie
Abby and Charlie by Kyjen Photos, on Flickr

But can you really see the likes of the two dogs above dealing with the two creatures below?

Badgers in beech woods September 2010 Richard Hopkns

Badgers in beech woods September 2010 Richard Hopkns by rehopkins, on Flickr

That’s the question being discussed at — where else? — the Carnivora forum, where they note that the dogs’ job was to flush the badgers out not necessarily to take them down. Here’s a long-ago Dachshund at work hunting.

Dachshund confronting a badger