Fattened body, short stocky legs, patches on face.
Game Camera Photo
DOR adult, not sexed. Dense mesquite rangeland.
Adult badger ran across SH118 at ~2000 hrs in daylight. Desert xeric scrub shubland south of Kent, TX. The two photographs are poor and not even definitive or diagnostic as to the badger's identity but it was an adult badger. It ran across the road as I approached at highway speed and both photos are through the windshield. The badger ran to the south through the mowed shoulder vegetation (hence the "badger butt in a bush" photo), through the fenceline and into the dense shrubland of the pasture. In the better photo, the animal is disappearing into the vegetation (upper dead center), in the poorer one it is the blob in the center of the photo.
Adult male, DOR along shoulder of Interstate 37 at Hardy Road overpass. Rural area with improved pasture and some woodlands along fencerows. Late afternoon when found but had been dead for a while. Specimen not salvaged.
A adult badger and a young badger were observed in and around a den sight in Bollinger Canyon on Rocky Ridge, west of Danville, CA and three miles south of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness.
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.