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Darrellbear  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 4:30:05 PM EST
There are several fascinating posts over at Steve Bodio's Querencia blog about a coyote and badger hanging out together (in Wyoming, I believe), playing and hunting. Evidently there are some rather rare reports through history of such occurring. Ever seen such a thing?

Lots of cool pics at the posts as well, by Cat Urbigkit:

coyote and badger 1

coyote and badger 2

coyote and badger 3
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BigeasySnow  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 5:03:22 PM EST
My ex swears our Murphy cat was being raised by a mama raccoon with another raccoon baby when he caught him.
sribble1  [Member]
10/23/2012 5:07:24 PM EST
There's a cool video of a jaguar taking care of an infant monkey before it dies of cold at night.
BigeasySnow  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 5:09:45 PM EST
Love these two pics.

The badger truckin along in the first and the symmetry of her in the second.





cryo_tech  [Member]
10/23/2012 5:11:06 PM EST
I hope some idiot doesnt come along and shoot one or both of them.
FordGuy  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 5:15:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By cryo_tech:
I hope some idiot doesnt come along and shoot one or both of them.

I hunt predators. I'd try really hard to hit both with the same round. Gonna delete my insensitive and childish comment. I would indeed shoot them gleefully because I keep chickens and turkeys and lost some birds inthe last several weeks to predators. But this was truly beautiful stuff.

littlebeavis  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 5:16:32 PM EST
That Badger would rip that Coyote a new asshole.
cryo_tech  [Member]
10/23/2012 5:20:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By FordGuy:
Originally Posted By cryo_tech:
I hope some idiot doesnt come along and shoot one or both of them.

I hunt predators. I'd try really hard to hit both with the same round.



I'm sure you would. Big fucking deal. These two arent bothering anyone. Of theyre killing yor chickens or dogs or what not, thats one thing.

If they're out in some desert doing their own thing, leave them the fuck alone.

Im sure its a real challenge. Try Jihadis. Theyre much more satisfying.

Never understood the mentality of people that kill shit just to kill it.
cryo_tech  [Member]
10/23/2012 5:20:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By littlebeavis:
That Badger would rip that Coyote a new asshole.


this.
SRT_312  [Member]
10/23/2012 5:31:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By cryo_tech:
Originally Posted By FordGuy:
Originally Posted By cryo_tech:
I hope some idiot doesnt come along and shoot one or both of them.

I hunt predators. I'd try really hard to hit both with the same round.



I'm sure you would. Big fucking deal. These two arent bothering anyone. Of theyre killing yor chickens or dogs or what not, thats one thing.

If they're out in some desert doing their own thing, leave them the fuck alone.

Im sure its a real challenge. Try Jihadis. Theyre much more satisfying.

Never understood the mentality of people that kill shit just to kill it.



Umm...its fun? They are vermin? any more reasons....Oh, I forgot one...


Its Fun!
kris55  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 5:37:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By FordGuy:
Originally Posted By cryo_tech:
I hope some idiot doesnt come along and shoot one or both of them.

I hunt predators. I'd try really hard to hit both with the same round.




One shot, 2 dead!!
aardvark_ratnick  [Member]
10/23/2012 5:41:00 PM EST
And the idiots reveal themselves.
webtaz99  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 5:43:20 PM EST
The universe is not only stranger than we do imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.
mdguy90  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 5:44:11 PM EST
In Wyoming? That's got to be as boring as shit.

Watch Iron Man instead.










CSM  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 5:44:14 PM EST
Hunter here. Those are cool. Thanks!
SparticleBrane  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 5:45:09 PM EST
Pretty damn cool if you ask me.
CBPO  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 5:46:57 PM EST
FordGuy  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 5:47:13 PM EST
Cool your jets there turbo - I posted more above, feel free to read it.

Originally Posted By aardvark_ratnick:
And the idiots reveal themselves.


egress81  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 5:48:43 PM EST
while deer hunting I have seen a badger and coyote both digging and hunting together trying to get ground squirrels. It was the coolest thing yet weirdest thing I have ever seen and I have never heard of it or seen it since.
SparticleBrane  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 5:54:20 PM EST
One time I read a book about a badger, a mole, a toad, and a rat who were friends.

millfire517  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 6:01:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By mdguy90:
In Wyoming? That's got to be as boring as shit.

Watch Iron Man instead.












littlebeavis  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 6:01:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By cryo_tech:
Originally Posted By littlebeavis:
That Badger would rip that Coyote a new asshole.


this.

I've been up close and personal with a Badger. He didn't exactly look like he wanted his belly scratched.
They're about twice a big as you would think.
Not sure that a Badger has to many natural enemies. If I was a critter, I'd have to be pretty damn hungry before I messed with one.
cryo_tech  [Member]
10/23/2012 6:06:28 PM EST
As far as I know badgers dont have any natural predators in the US. We dont count, becasue we dont eat badgers.

In africa, yeah maybe a lion or something. But even lions would probably not mess with them.

Russians however, eat badgers. Im not kidding... They actually eat alot of badger over there...

Russians....
dpmmn  [Life Member]
10/23/2012 6:13:23 PM EST
One summer a few years ago up in North Dakota I've seen a Badger and Coyote working together for food. The Badger would rip open a Prairie dog hole and the Coyote would stand by one of the other openings and wait for a meal. Pretty strange to see
Flyboy77  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 6:16:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By dpmmn:
One summer a few years ago up in North Dakota I've seen a Badger and Coyote working together for food. The Badger would rip open a Prairie dog hole and the Coyote would stand by one of the other openings and wait for a meal. Pretty strange to see


Yup. Coyote is an opportunist, not a friend.
TheCanuck  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 6:18:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By SparticleBrane:
One time I read a book about a badger, a mole, a toad, and a rat who were friends.

http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/30700000/The-Wind-in-the-Willows-the-wind-in-the-willows-30730319-630-390.jpg


Dude! You're bringing me back to my childhood when I would watch The Wind in the Willows on TV
littlebeavis  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 6:19:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By dpmmn:
One summer a few years ago up in North Dakota I've seen a Badger and Coyote working together for food. The Badger would rip open a Prairie dog hole and the Coyote would stand by one of the other openings and wait for a meal. Pretty strange to see


Cool story. Nature never ceases to amaze me.
S-28  [Member]
10/23/2012 6:20:26 PM EST
Last spring the Resident Red tail hawk was working with a couple of 'yotes in our field.

Rather, they were working with me... I would occasionally get a glimpse of the 'yotes one or two rows over from the tractor, looking for mice, voles, and rabbits kicked up by me tilling between the rows of Bushes.

The Red tail would nail anything that got flushed forward into the open at the rows end. The 'Yotes never once left the cover of the bushes so she was safe, and had learned long ago me and the tractor were no threat.

Coyote and a Badger working together? Yeah, I can see it. If the 'Yote was driven out of the pack as often happens, they will link up with other "renegade" 'yotes and even Feral dogs.
What gets me is the Badger. They aren't exactly social critters normally, but now and then one has to be born that isn't an antisocial curmudgeon.
It's really cool the guy got it on film...er..got pics, or I wouldn't have bought into it.

The test would be to toss a deer carcass out there, and see if a pissing contest breaks out between the two of them, or they set the table and have a nice chatty lunch.








chargerkid5  [Member]
10/23/2012 6:21:21 PM EST
Well judging from the pissed off badger and coyote that we shot this weekend just a few yards apart while pheasant hunting I'd say it's plausible. I'd post a pic of the badger but it's his brains blowed out his eyeball with the shotgun wad still in his mouth.
Katana16j  [Member]
10/23/2012 6:41:45 PM EST
Animals are smart enough to figure what improves thier hunting success.

This is a pretty simple one. If the prairie dog is above ground the coyote flushes it back into the hole where the badger eats. If the prairie dog is below ground the badger flushes it above ground where the coyote eats.

Not exactly a friendship, but in that arrangement they both get to eat more often so its probably as close as you will find in the animal kingdom.
JoeCoastie  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 6:50:00 PM EST
Needs more friggin 12 ga.
springermania  [Member]
10/23/2012 6:53:14 PM EST
Saw a pair hanging out on Vandenberg AFB, running around together. Definitely weird to see.
robertl  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 6:58:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By Flyboy77:
Originally Posted By dpmmn:
One summer a few years ago up in North Dakota I've seen a Badger and Coyote working together for food. The Badger would rip open a Prairie dog hole and the Coyote would stand by one of the other openings and wait for a meal. Pretty strange to see


Yup. Coyote is an opportunist, not a friend.


Exactly. Walt Disney strikes again.
JLH3  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 7:06:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By Darrellbear:
There are several fascinating posts over at Steve Bodio's Querencia blog about a coyote and badger hanging out together (in Wyoming, I believe), playing and hunting. Evidently there are some rather rare reports through history of such occurring. Ever seen such a thing?

Lots of cool pics at the posts as well, by Cat Urbigkit:

coyote and badger 1

coyote and badger 2

coyote and badger 3


Very cool story and what a great site. I think I'll be hanging out there often.

DRich  [Team Member]
10/23/2012 7:11:11 PM EST
Coyote: "You're so cool...can I hang out with you?"
Badger: "Whatever. I don't give a fuck. Piss me off and I'll kill you, though."
plowboy  [Member]
10/23/2012 7:26:12 PM EST
I just love the ARFCOM tuff guys that just have to tell everybody how they kill everything because it adds to there badass street cred. I live on a farm and ranch and have for all my life except for 8 years in the army and I have had to kill lots of shit, But there are time I can just watch and enjoy seeing shit alive and doing what they do.
gman82001  [Member]
10/23/2012 7:40:50 PM EST
Seen it a bunch badger digs his ass off the the gopher squirrel by coyote gets free meal bagder tries again..... Yes both kill newborn deer antelope and tons of game bird eggs in the spring.... If you hunt game you gotta hunt predators keep it all in check..... The badger is a furbearer here in wyo though so you need a licence ,coyote ......Dust his ass he's up to no good
FordGuy  [Team Member]
10/24/2012 1:11:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By plowboy:
I just love the ARFCOM tuff guys that just have to tell everybody how they kill everything because it adds to there badass street cred. I live on a farm and ranch and have for all my life except for 8 years in the army and I have had to kill lots of shit, But there are time I can just watch and enjoy seeing shit alive and doing what they do.


I have chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and keeping predators in check is a tough job. I can't get rid of them all I just try to kill the ones that get efficient at stealing birds. If you have lived on a real farm, you are going to understand this.

GrasshopperNOmore  [Member]
10/24/2012 1:21:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By plowboy:
I just love the ARFCOM tuff guys that just have to tell everybody how they kill everything because it adds to there badass street cred. I live on a farm and ranch and have for all my life except for 8 years in the army and I have had to kill lots of shit, But there are time I can just watch and enjoy seeing shit alive and doing what they do.


Lol, they post about it just to irritate the PETA fucks.
GrasshopperNOmore  [Member]
10/24/2012 1:23:35 AM EST
Originally Posted By FordGuy:
Originally Posted By plowboy:
I just love the ARFCOM tuff guys that just have to tell everybody how they kill everything because it adds to there badass street cred. I live on a farm and ranch and have for all my life except for 8 years in the army and I have had to kill lots of shit, But there are time I can just watch and enjoy seeing shit alive and doing what they do.


I have chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and keeping predators in check is a tough job. I can't get rid of them all I just try to kill the ones that get efficient at stealing birds. If you have lived on a real farm, you are going to understand this.



But you're just an immature human with a small penis that can't appreciate nature.
kalju  [Team Member]
10/24/2012 2:00:21 AM EST


Thank you very much. Now that song is going to torment me for the rest of the day.
plowboy  [Member]
10/24/2012 5:51:40 AM EST
Originally Posted By FordGuy:
Originally Posted By plowboy:
I just love the ARFCOM tuff guys that just have to tell everybody how they kill everything because it adds to there badass street cred. I live on a farm and ranch and have for all my life except for 8 years in the army and I have had to kill lots of shit, But there are time I can just watch and enjoy seeing shit alive and doing what they do.


I have chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and keeping predators in check is a tough job. I can't get rid of them all I just try to kill the ones that get efficient at stealing birds. If you have lived on a real farm, you are going to understand this.



You did read this part didnt you? I have run traplines since 1975. The bigest problem I have right now are feral cats they are a plague on the pheasants and other game birds.
VBC  [Team Member]
10/24/2012 6:00:09 AM EST
Originally Posted By Flyboy77:
Originally Posted By dpmmn:
One summer a few years ago up in North Dakota I've seen a Badger and Coyote working together for food. The Badger would rip open a Prairie dog hole and the Coyote would stand by one of the other openings and wait for a meal. Pretty strange to see


Yup. Coyote is an opportunist, not a friend.


I'd have to agree with this. It ain't Disney out there.
Cheesebeast  [Team Member]
10/24/2012 6:32:45 AM EST
The first pack of Coygers will change your tune about "cute".

Sonsabitches will get under the wire and eat your babies raw.

FordGuy  [Team Member]
10/24/2012 6:38:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By plowboy:
Originally Posted By FordGuy:
Originally Posted By plowboy:
I just love the ARFCOM tuff guys that just have to tell everybody how they kill everything because it adds to there badass street cred. I live on a farm and ranch and have for all my life except for 8 years in the army and I have had to kill lots of shit, But there are time I can just watch and enjoy seeing shit alive and doing what they do.


I have chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and keeping predators in check is a tough job. I can't get rid of them all I just try to kill the ones that get efficient at stealing birds. If you have lived on a real farm, you are going to understand this.



You did read this part didnt you? I have run traplines since 1975. The bigest problem I have right now are feral cats they are a plague on the pheasants and other game birds.



OK, looked like you were referring to killing stuff in the army, it wasn't clear. It especially would not make sense since you had just talked about arfcom tough guys bragging about killing shit - then you proceeded to brag about killing shit?
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