|Coyote striking a pose while ground squirrel hunting on our ranch. He couldn't find any, so he went to the neighbor's.|
Coyotes like to hunt and chase down ground squirrels. Badgers like to hunt and dig up ground squirrels hiding in their burrows. Since coyotes are best at the above ground hunt and badgers excel at digging up their prey, the two make excellent hunting partners.
Native American's observed this unlikely pairing of badgers and coyotes and wove it into their folklore. Scientists have studied their association and have found witnessing these hunting buddies is a challenge because they prefer to stay clear of human interaction.
Here's some rare and amazing video footage showing coyotes and badgers hunting together:
|Can you spot who the llamas are watching?|