American Badger (Taxidea Taxus)

The American badger is an opportunistic carnivorous mammal with nocturnal habits and is rarely observed in broad daylight.


The American badger likes to live in open spaces, preferably meadows and bushes where prey such as mice, squirrels or marmots abound. They tend to discard regions with hard soils as this makes it more difficult for them to dig their burrows and find food.


Its most common prey are gophers, ground squirrels, moles, and prairie dogs, among others. They also hunt birds that nest on the ground, as well as snakes and small lizards.


It can be seen mainly in thicket areas or shrubs where it can find food more easily.