Night Vision Camera Captures Coyote and Badger Collaborating [VIDEO]


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Yes, inter-species friendships are fun, and we’ve all seen “Homeward Bound,” but it doesn’t happen in REAL life—right?


In this video posted by the Peninsula Open Space Trust of California, you can clearly see a coyote and badger goofing around.

The video was captured as part of POST’s research to better understand how wildlife moves across the southern Santa Cruz Mountains. The motion-activated camera was placed by a culvert running underneath a highway.

Check it out:



So there you have it. There’s no doubt about it—these two critters are goofing around and having a good time.

“It’s a real treat when we get videos like this,” the video description states. “Ones that show some personality and remind us of the relationships between these wild animals and how playful they can be.”

Now here’s the twist…

It’s actually not all that unusual for coyotes and badgers to collaborate while hunting. Supposedly, one of them will root an animal out of hiding and the other will catch it.

Pretty interesting.



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