American Badger DOR on US 90 just west of Sycamore Creek, Val Verde County, TEXAS
Observed coming out of a burrow at 18:06.
Found skull upland from dry wash at 14:08.
DOR bloated adult (Male?), desert scrubland (mesquite/shrubs/
grassland) of broad valley floor
20 cm wide hole, goes 1.5m+ deep
Badger burrow, observed animal at entrance but it retreated while approaching
When we first saw the badger it was exploring right next to the road. We found a pullout farther down and watched as she continued to explore the ridge line near the road and then casually meandered to a nearby hillside.
The American badger (Taxidea taxus) is a North American badger, somewhat similar in appearance to the European badger. It is found in the western and central United States, northern Mexico, and south-central Canada to certain areas of southwestern British Columbia.