While we’re on the subject of weird things coyotes do…

Some of you will remember this picture of some strange hunting partners at the end of my driveway early one morning…


I thought that was outrageously weird, but it turns out it’s a thing coyotes and badgers do sometimes.

Badgers are common here but they’re nocturnal so I hardly ever see evidence of them. Just this one that showed up in front of my game camera with his coyote friend, and one time early in my stay when the dogs trapped one in a rocky gully. That one was about half crazy by the time I got there, and the encounter didn’t end happily. My idea of a happy encounter being one where everybody walks away alive and well. I felt kind of bad about it but said at the time, “I’m responsible for the dogs’ welfare but not for that of the badger.”

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4 Responses to While we’re on the subject of weird things coyotes do…

  1. Robert says:

    I wonder how they communicate.

  2. “I’m responsible for the dogs’ welfare but not for that of the badger.”

    Say it with me: Badgers? We don’t need no steenkin’ badgers!

  3. Robert says:

    CZ: good one! Although I must point out some Cheeseheads will vehemently disagree. And the character never says “steenkin'” in the book; the movie line is an improvement.

  4. Joel says:

    …the character never says “steenkin’” in the book; the movie line is an improvement.

    Indeed. 😉

To the stake with the heretic!