Length: 71-86 cm (28-33 in.)
Habitat/Range: Badgers are found throughout western North America, from northern Mexico to southwestern Canada. They prefer open areas and inhabit places that are now meadow, pasture and cropland.
Eating Habits: The major prey of badgers is pocket gophers, ground squirrels, voles, mice and reptiles and amphibians. They hunt these animals by digging them out in underground burrows.
|Badgers have short legs and long hair. Their front feet are strong and adapted for digging. The back and sides of their body are yellowish-gray colored. The feet, neck and nose are dark colored but have a white streak that runs from the nose to the ear.|
|On the Prairie||Field Guide Index|
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