Origin of ratel
Examples from the Web for ratel
I have already alluded to the Cape ratel doing this on the look-out for bees.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon|Robert A. Sterndale
The Zibu or mbuidé flies at the tendon Achilles; it is most likely the Ratel.
But if the ratel is odd in appearance, it is odder still in habits.
It is greyish yellow above and blackish beneath, presenting, as has been remarked, a curious similarity to the Ratel.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
So it seems quite certain that a ratel never gets stung, no matter how many nests he may rob.