Badger tracks appear similar to coyote tracks, however what distinguishes them from a coyote are the claw marks, which are further from the toe pad. The front tracks also appear as if the animal is pigeon-toed.
A badger's droppings can be very variable – soft and even runny when they have been eating worms, or solid and firm, like a large, fat sausage, when eating wheat or fruit. Where badgers are common, their droppings are generally deposited in shallow pits, but are more generally just left on the surface. Easily recognised by sweet, musky smell.
The badger's vocal repertoire consists of at least 16 discrete calls, varying from long, low pitched growls to short, high-pitched squeaks and bird-like coos. The most easily distinguished discrete calls are the churr, growl, kecker, yelp and the wail - others are distinct, discrete calls but show structural similarities to these five call types.
The badger (Taxidea taxus) is a stocky, medium-sized mammal with a short, fat, grey body, black face, and a light-colored stripe from head to tail. Badgers are opportunists, preying on ground-nesting birds and their eggs, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Badgers are also fierce and as such, have few predators. They are active at night and hide away in their den during the day. In the winter, they often hide away in their burrows, although they don't actually hibernate.
Badgers are known for their digging ability, any signs of diggings in the area is indicative of a badger. They will dig under fences or through the floor of chicken coops.
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