Sunday Sketch: Badger’s Buddy

North America’s coyote and badger species are regularly found hunting together as a team. As they employ different hunting methods for driving out the same prey, one will dig up the quarry while the other gives chase- allowing them to capture three times as much food. Happy Year of the Dog!

Sketch and fact contributed by Victor Santiago


C. Minta, Steven & A. Minta, Kathryn & F. Lott, Dale. (1992). Hunting Associations between Badgers (Taxidea taxus) and Coyotes (Canis latrans). Journal of Mammalogy. 73. 814. 10.2307/1382201.

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