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Tango0131 Mar 2017 12:44 p.m. PST

Wow!

"An industrious badger in Utah's Great Basin Desert was caught on camera burying a cow four to five times the little animal's own size.

The behavior has never been seen in the wild, and it was a total surprise to the researchers who accidentally captured time-lapse video of the burial, the scientists said. It was particularly surprising because they were attempting to study scavenging birds, not badgers, the researchers said. The badger spent five days excavating a hole around the cow carcass and burying the animal in it, before lolling around near its cache of food for weeks.

"Not to anthropomorphize too much, but he looks like a really, really, happy badger, rolling in the dirt and living the high life," University of Utah doctoral candidate in biology Evan Buechley, who discovered the footage, said in a statement…"
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2017 1:29 p.m. PST

Wow. Gives new definition to the term "badgering"! :)

Dan

Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2017 1:36 p.m. PST

Like a college kid that finds a keg of beer on the side of the road!

goragrad31 Mar 2017 8:31 p.m. PST

Well, actually a calf, but still impressive.

Parzival01 Apr 2017 8:06 a.m. PST

Later, the badger set up a roadside stand. He named it "Badger King," with the slogan "Calve it your way, at Badger King."

Tango0101 Apr 2017 11:00 a.m. PST

(smile)


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