Badgers are nocturnal, secretive and spend lots of time underground, so you’re not likely to see one

Most badgers call open grasslands home, but sometimes you’ll find them in agricultural areas or in woodlands

No fruits or veggies for these guys – badgers are strictly carnivores, preferring to snack on rabbits, ground squirrels and pocket gophers. If a hungry badger can’t track those down, they’ll eat all kinds of mice. But they don’t need to wash down dinner with a trip to the creek for water. Badgers get a lot of their hydration from the prey they eat.

Badgers are members of the weasel family (Mustelidae), that are found in various parts of the world and are known for their burrowing ability. The species differ in size, habitat, and coloration, but all are nocturnal and possess anal scent glands, powerful jaws, and large, heavy claws on their forefeet, which are used to dig for food and construct underground dens. The American badger (Taxidea taxus) feeds mostly on rodents.

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