WHAT IS A BADGER?
The badger has short leg, a flat
body and a silver gray tail that drags along the
ground. They live underground and make a den that
is lined with grass and leaves. They have an average
gestation period of about 60 days and give birth
to two to seven baby cubs in the late spring. The
female badger is responsible for raising the babies
and teaching them to hunt and survive on their own.
In the early fall, the surviving babies leave the
den and go out to make their own way in the world.
The Badger is adapted to be a good digger. It's
front feet are long and well suited to dig through
even the hardest of soils. The badger feeds on squirrels,
gophers, mice, rats, lizards, and snakes. They also
eat birds eggs and can chase prey underground if
they are hungry enough to do so. Their front legs
also have long claws that are suited for digging.