Friday, October 11, 2013

Lucky Bucky Returns!

I've never gotten a good picture or video clip of a North American Badger (Taxidea taxus).

I've come close on two occassions (see here), but it's never quite been what I was hoping for. the same site where I got only a fleeting picture of one last year, we nabbed a good video clip of a Badger!

Other video clips at this spot, indicate that it overflow-eth with mice (Peromyscus sp.) and Eastern Chipmunks (Tamias striatus), either of which would make a nice meal. 

How could a person NOT be fascinated with Badgers?  They're the complete package, for me: a mustelid, hard to camera trap (around here), ornery, and cute as hell.....

Wish I could give a more detailed post.....but was at The Wildlife Society's annual conference this week.  The conference was great (even got to hang out with Alyssa from Nature in a Nutshell and JVN from Backyard Beasts), but it put me way behind the 8-ball.

Yet, it had been so long since I posted anything, figured I better sneak something in!

Hope you all are well!


  1. Great video. Randomtruth and I caught major badger fever and have some cams out on the hunt right now. Fingers crossed for when we pick them up in a week or two.

  2. HOW DID I MISS THIS? Badger = BEST Mustelid!