Why this coyote and badger 'friendship' has excited scientists
A viral video taken under a California highway captured a playful intimacy between two predators that's rarely seen by humans.
Like a page out of a child’s storybook, a coyote and a badger trot side by side, seemingly the best of friends.
The remote camera video clip was captured recently under a busy highway in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains. It’s gone viral on Twitter, showing just how much people love to cheer on unusual animal bonds. (Read how coyotes have spread to 49 states—and show no signs of stopping.)
Scientists have known for a long time that coyotes and badgers in the American West hunt cooperatively for small mammals; the partnership is even featured in Native American mythology. But until now, the association between these two predators, each at the top of their respective food chains, has