I'm looking for a children's book that I read some time between 1997 and 1999, but it wasn't a new book so I guess it might have been written before 1990. I must have been about 8-10 years old when I read it.
The book I read was in German, I don't know if it has been released in any other language, I can't remember the author.
The story was about a fox family and a badger family possibly sharing a burrow or living close together and a farmer that wants to get rid of them because he's worried about the fox stealing from him. Some time during the story the farmer then starts guarding their burrow's exit and plans to shoot them as soon as they try to leave, so they're stuck underground. Trying not to starve, the fox and the badger team up (if I remember correctly) and start digging a new tunnel/exit. At this point my memory gets a bit sketchier - if I'm not completely mistaken, they dig this tunnel straight to the farmer's home in order to get revenge? Or they don't and stealing from the farmer comes up some time else during the storyline.
I can't remember if they manage to escape in the end or if there are any casualties, but as it is a children's book, it's probably on the lighter side.