Badger | Bridger -Teton National Forest

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This Badger I found digging for food. When he noticed I had been discovered him, he made it very clear I was NOT welcomed. I have been charged by Bears, Elk, Deers, Hawks but I wanted no part of this little spirited animal FULL of teeth!

I photographed him in the Bridger -Teton National Forest in northwestern Wyoming. The behavior of badgers differs by family, but all shelter underground, living in burrows, which may be very extensive. Some are solitary, moving from home to home, while others are known to form clans. Badgers can be fierce animals and will protect themselves and their young at all costs, and are capable of fighting off much larger animals, such as wolves and bears.

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As always all your comments are welcomed and very much appreciated!

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3 thoughts on “Badger | Bridger -Teton National Forest

  1. Your badger looks different to our British badgers, but still I would recognise him as a badger. Our government keeps threatening to cull our badgers as some farmers believe they’re linked to bovine TB. I hope they don’t, they’re the last big mammal we have left.

    How did Mr badger make it clear you were unwelcome, was he growling at you?

    1. Hi Emily,
      Thank you for your comments and interest in my work. I have noticed the news about the British Badgers too and it does sound like a “NO Win” situation for everybody involved including the Badger. The answer to your question about the Badger’s aggression is that he bluff charged me several times in quick bursts, flashing his numerous teeth, chatting his jaws, getting closer with each charge! He made sure I had no doubts about him attacking and bite me! I also don’t know if it was male or female just protecting its young. I still enjoy ALL wildlife encounters and adventures and hope to be able to continue them for a very long time! Thanks again for your interest and question.

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