Running away with tail up, after we surprised each other. Glad I got to see it's beautiful face before it left. First time meeting a wild one!
Found DOR-Dead on Road
Possible badger den. Opening approximately 8" wide and 1 foot deep before backfill. No tracks present due to recent rain.
Saw 1 female with 2 kits crossing the Mack Lake Trail Road, although I was not able to photographer the badgers crossing, was able to follow their tracks in the opposite direction and found a series of burrows they had been using about 50 m off the road (see photos).
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.