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American badger

Taxidea taxus

Description:

The American badger has most of the general characteristics common to badgers; with stocky and low-slung bodies with short, powerful legs, they are identifiable by their huge foreclaws (measuring up to 5 cm in length) and distinctive head markings.

Habitat:

American badgers prefer grasslands and open areas with grasslands, which can include parklands, farms, and treeless areas with friable soil and a supply of rodent prey.[12][13] They may also be found in forest glades and meadows, marshes, brushy areas, hot deserts, and mountain meadows.

Notes:

Saw this dude on the way home from work.

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Flex.Cook
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Flex.Cook

Alberta, Canada

Spotted on May 15, 2015
Submitted on May 15, 2015

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