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    • American Badger
    • Badger
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    • Taxidea taxus
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    • Tlalcoyote
    • Tejón
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    • blaireau d'Amérique

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What

American Badger Taxidea taxus

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

August 29, 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

No photo available but I wanted to get this on the record since it was my Lifer badger.

My wife and I saw the badger in the middle of U.S. 90 just E of the Pecos/Terrell County line at about 10 a.m.

Description: I first thought it was a ground hog or marmot, which of course do not occur in Texas. About the size of a large house cat but low and squat, wider than tall. Maybe 20 to 30 inches long (?). Grizzled gray-brownish. Long hair draping on sides that nearly/actually touched the ground. Thin white stripe down center of head and nape. I couldn't see the face pattern well as it turned away from us when we passed by. I didn't notice/see the tail.

We were driving E at about 60 mph around a curve when we saw the animal near the center stripe. It was concentrating on something on the road; I suspect a road-killed insect/small mammal. (There had been a heavy rainstorm the previous afternoon or overnight.) The badger scurried off to the north side of the road as we passed. I made a U-turn and saw the animal had returned to the center of the road. We got brief binocular views of it, but as I reached for my point-and-hope camera, it again ran off the road. We could not relocate it.

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What

American Badger Taxidea taxus

Observer

ty_

Date

August 29, 2016 09:34 AM PDT

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American Badger Taxidea taxus

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mihail

Date

August 24, 2016 07:20 AM MDT

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What

American Badger Taxidea taxus

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nanorca13

Date

August 9, 2016 06:23 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

What

American Badger Taxidea taxus

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rgtucker12

Date

August 8, 2016 12:40 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Visual of badger, then 2 days later, tracks.

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What

American Badger Taxidea taxus

Observer

beartracker

Date

August 6, 2016

Description

CyberTracker Evaluation
Aug. 6-7, 2016

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What

American Badger Taxidea taxus

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beartracker

Date

August 6, 2016

Description

CyberTracker Evaluation
Aug. 6-7, 2016

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What

American Badger Taxidea taxus

Observer

zhil67

Date

June 6, 2016 04:26 AM CDT

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What

American Badger Taxidea taxus

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danielgeorge

Date

August 12, 2016 10:00 PM PDT

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What

American Badger Taxidea taxus ssp. taxus

Observer

woodcountyparks

Date

July 10, 2016 08:40 PM EDT

Description

Along the Slippery Elm Trail between Kramer and Powell Rd. Photo by Wood County Park District Volunteer Gaynelle Predmore.

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What

American Badger Taxidea taxus

Observer

tsirtalis

Date

September 13, 2008 02:13 PM MDT

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What

American Badger Taxidea taxus

Observer

ghostcat

Date

August 7, 2016 10:13 AM MDT
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Description from Wikipedia

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.

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