Pronghorn Productions

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Badger Video

Click the image above to see a screener of badger stock video footage. Clips can be viewed in their entirety and purchased at HDNatureFootage.net or viewed here in Quicktime format.

Filming Badger Stock Video Footage

Where hunted, badgers can be difficult to film. If persecuted they quickly become nocturnal and even where protected they often prefer hunting in the cool of the night. In the Great Plains the best place to find and film badgers is in and near prairie dog colonies, with prairie dogs being a favorite food source. Look for badger diggings as evidence of their presence. If you believe badgers are there but you're having trouble finding them go out at night with a spotlight (but check with the local wildlife agency regarding the legality of it). They will come to a "predator" call if you mimic the distress call of their usual prey (once again, prairie dogs in the Great Plains). Natal dens are also a good place to film them but use good judgement and ethics. If you disturb them too much they may more the young to another den, perhaps endangering them in the process and ending your opportunities to film them.

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The American Badger

The American badger is similar in behavior and ecology, but different in appearnace from the European badger.

Badgers are predators. Although they sometimes ambush prey or even run them down and capture them, the more common approach is for the badger to dig the prey out of a burrow or den. In the Great Plains prairie dogs are a favorite food. In other places ground squirrels and marmots become the main part of their diet. As long as there is prey that spends part of their time below ground there is a chance that badgers are present.

Badgers are not true hibernators, but they do greatly slow down their activites in the winter months in northern climates. The exception is that they will come out during warm spells looking for a mate. In late winter you can sometimes see their tracks in the snow as they wander across the prairie looking for a partner.