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Taxidea taxus

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A former sand-mining operation in the area left numerous sand pits, which became a favorite location for coyote and bobcat hunters, and may have provided habitat more recently for American badgers.
Validity of this sight record for Crittenden County was substantiated by photographs of live American badgers taken 29 May 2009 near Proctor (35.
Mating by American badgers occurs in July and August, and parturition occurs in March and April (Long, 1973).
Biologists from the Missouri Department of Conservation were contacted to evaluate the possibility of further dispersal of American badgers into southeastern Missouri, beyond that reported on the website.
Perry and Cape Girardeau counties, in Missouri, border the Mississippi River and have produced recent records of American badgers from the bluffregions of the Bois Brule bottoms (R.
In other states, American badgers have been trapped where soils are suited to easy digging, such as in banks of gravel pits, along streams and roadside shoulders, along railroad rights-of-way, in old fields, and at burrows of woodchucks (Mumford and Whitaker, 1982; Hoffmeister, 1989).
American badgers consume burrowing mammals such as woodchucks and cottontails (Sylvilagus; Mumford and Whitaker, 1982), but they supplement their diet with a variety of other items (Messick, 1987), and are known to modify dens of woodchucks for their own use (Bee et al.
reported that American badgers in Illinois had larger home ranges with males averaging 44.
American badgers on Chaparral Wildlife Management Area had mean distances traveled daily that were slightly lower than those in east-central Minnesota.
Our study provides a basic understanding and glimpse into the ecology of American badgers in southern Texas.

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