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Western Badger

Taxidea taxus neglecta

Subspecies of American Badger



First Noted by Expedition
February 26, 1806, at Fort Clatsop, Oregon.
 

Description
Flattish body, wider than high, with short, bowed legs. Shaggy coat grizzled gray to brown. Short, bushy, yellowish tail. White cheeks; narrow white stripe runs from above nose over head to nape.
 

Habitat
Open plains and prairies, farmland, and sometimes edges of woods.
 

Range
Western U.S. east to eastern Texas, Oklahoma, northern Missouri, northern Illinois, northern Indiana, and northern Ohio.
 

Note
The badger probably got its common name from the white, badgelike mark on its forehead.

Species information from enature.com
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