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Photos: Coyote, badger hunt together

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A coyote and badger hunting together on the prairie surrounding the National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center in northern Colorado, confirmed in photos, seems like a very unusual association.

But U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services biologists say coyotes and badgers are known to hunt together and can even be more successful hunting prairie dogs and ground-squirrels when they work in tandem

Studies have shown that this unusual relationship is beneficial for both species, according to the FWS website. The coyote can chase down prey if it runs and the badger can dig after prey if it heads underground into its burrow systems. 

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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