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Please include when and where taken, tech specs and any other pertinent details about the sighting. Thanks, Matt.

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Quick, before they are all culled in the UK, someone go out and photograph them for me... alas my only sightings have been dead ones on the side of the road :(

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Sorry, no UK badgers. But, here is a North American Badger from Yellowstone. I have only seen 1 badger there in 8 trips. I wouldn't have seen this one if it didn't run across the road in front of our car and pose for a couple pictures in the sage:

 

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Here's a honey badger just outside of Lion Camp, South Luangwa NP 2011.

 

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See that rock squashing him? Honey badger just doesn't give a **** :)

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No pictures I'm afraid but my infra red trip camera caught some funny behaviour on the attached you tube links!

 

 

 

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@@philw There was a problem with the links for some reason so I edited the post and now the videos have embedded ok. Matt.

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I´ve seen them "millions" time here in Sweden. As a road kill...

But never ever up and running.
I have begun to wonder if they are actually living.

One early morning in Yellowstone NP there was one that actually moving! :)
Fast and shy it disappeared in the grass.

 

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These are our local native wild Badgers in Northern Ireland. There is at least 8 at this sett. During the summer they were appearing out around 9pm giving me an hour of daylight in pretty gloomy conditions in the wood for a few photos.

 

 

17930057603_62803f568d_b.jpgBadger 5-6-151 by Philip Blair, on Flickr

 

18362924110_b08feedea3_b.jpgBadger 5-6-152 by Philip Blair, on Flickr

 

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18362801190_3ddbcd01d1_b.jpgBadger 5-6-153 by Philip Blair, on Flickr

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Fantastic sighting - did they see you? They seem very relaxed.

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Fantastic sighting - did they see you? They seem very relaxed.

 

I was down wind lying under a holly bush and covered in camouflage gear so they didn't know i was there that evening and one of the young ones came that close that the 70-200 wouldn't focus. Other evenings they caught my scent and disappeared immediately. I had thrown a few peanuts out that encouraged them to stay around.

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@@phil_b, love the pictures!

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~ @@phil_b

 

Having never seen any badger, anywhere in my 62 years, your terrific photos are a visual treasure.

They're one species who were never present in any zoo that I visited in my youth.

That they aren't exclusively solitary is news to me.

Thank you so much for posting these in Safaritalk for everyone to enjoy.

Northern Ireland wildlife is entirely fresh and unknown in my limited experience.

Great images!

Tom K.

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I've seen American Badgers 3 times, all near the Panoche Valley in San Benito County in central California (I may have had a fourth sighting near Henry Coe SP, but the views were too poor to be sure). All sightings were at night though my very first one was superb, running along a fenceline in full view for something like 30-40 seconds barely 10 feet away (of course, I left my camera at home that day :rolleyes: ). Will try to go out and get a photo of one next week. Wish me luck! :)

 

I tried hard for a Honey Badger 2 years ago near Ndutu for a couple of days but came up empty. The most annoying thing was that it seemed like everyone at the lodge but me was seeing them, even on short after-breakfast drives.

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@@Anomalure I hear that area is great for bobcat now...so feel free to snap a few pictures of them as well as the badgers while you're out there :) .

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Badgers are quite difficult in Norfolk, but now we have a sett we can visit so hopefully i might be able to post more pics in the future.

 

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P5140031 Eurasian Badger by Jo Dale, on Flickr

 

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P5140018 Eurasian Badger by Jo Dale, on Flickr

 

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P5140007 Eurasian Badger by Jo Dale, on Flickr

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Video of the above badger and friends!

 

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I love your badger pictures, the 2nd one especially. The white stripes are a wonderful contrast to the gloom of the background.

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