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, badgers 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.