American Badgers

Tadidea taxus

The American badger is a remarkable burrower. It excavates tunnels to hunt burrowing prey, such as ground squirrels, rabbits, and prairie dogs. It is a stocky, flattened, grizzled animal with large claws and a white stripe going from its nose-tip past its shoulders. Sometimes badgers hunt in cooperation with coyotes. The bager flushes prey from burrows where the coyote can nab it; the coyote chases prey back into the burrows for the badger to catch.

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