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Franklin HesslerCoyote BadgerCoyote Creek TrailWe were hiking back from campsite 2C1 on Coyote Creek and spotted a badger digging in the middle of the trail. The den is located around a mile from the intersection with the Hellroaring Creek Trail. It would dig around and then watch us then dig some more. We watched it for quite a while then went on our way.2018-05-272018-05-28
Jim Bellibadger sightingGovernment Area, Old Faithful VillageMoving about young lodgepole and open areas north side of Xanterra transportation facility (bus barn), between the bus barn and the pedestrian/bicycle path. A veteran guide said a badger was seen in this same area in 2015.2017-08-182017-09-08
Jim BelliBadger in the road.1/3 mile west of Blacktail Plateau Drive entranceBadger in the road with a rodent in its mouth. The badger walked ahead of my truck in the east-bound lane for about 100 feet before exiting up the bank on the north side of the road and disappearing into the sagebrush.2016-10-212016-10-23
Joe Ehleon trailBeaver Ponds trail/MammothTraveling trail clockwise ran into the Badger shortly after leaving the Beaver ponds. We were still in the wooded area when we rounded a corner, there he was. He didn't seem to be bothered by us. He rambled up the hillside looking in holes for food. I have a photo but have been unable to upload to the site.2016-08-112016-08-14
jerry millerviewing wolf den, kit badger came within 10'of our viewing partySlough Creek 1/4 mile off roadobserved 1 juvenile 15'' to 20" moving through the brush 10' from us, it seemed the Badger didn't notice us as we stood still, a little in awe as none of us have ever viewed one in the wild. then about 45 minutes later while leaving we noticed a larger badger hunting prairie dogs about 20 yards from us on the side of a small hill.It was successful in it's hunt as it snatched one of the critters and vanished into a burrow.2016-06-292016-10-01
Sherri WinegardnerBadger sightedBadger seen in grassy area near slough creek at 3rd pullout areaBadger appeared to be hunting in the grass2016-06-222016-06-23
Geoff KroneAdult with two nearly grown kitsAlong Hellroaring Creek Trail, near Hellroaring CreekThree badgers emerged from their den, which was very close to a game trail (also often used by humans) near small pond close to the point at which the Hellroaring Creek Trail arrives at the Creek. They meandered around a bit and then headed up the trail - appeared as though Mom was taking the kids out for a hunting lesson. Have lots of photos (not very good ones, they were usually in the grass or pointed away from us) but tried to upload them without success.2016-06-202016-10-13
Kirk DuVallBadger chasing a CoyoteOutside of the exclosure between Buffalo Ranch and ConfluenceThe badger was chasing a coyote up the hill, the badger was of normal size and color, and looked healthy !!!2016-06-102016-06-16
Connie JeffcoatBadger ProfileSlough Creek Campgrouind RoadSame sighting previously reported2016-06-062016-06-16
Connie JeffcoatCurious BadgerSlough Creek Campgrouind RoadA crowd of about a dozen people were observing the badger scurry from one hole to another I left the crowd, moving farther away, but at an angle. The badger apparently did not like this, watching me closely. She did not seem agitated, but curious. She watched me intently and gradually started approaching.2016-06-062016-06-16
Alessa KiviatBadger moving babyIn lamar valley, cannot remember exactly where but there were pullouts on both sides of the road very close to the new den.The adult badger was by the side of the road. I stopped my car in a pullout to take pictures. The badger stayed by her den entrance for a bit, then crossed the street and disappeared in the grass. A short while later she returned carrying a baby. She waited by the road for a few cars to go by, then crossed back over and took the baby into the den.2016-05-072016-06-08
Dave EganWithin 100' of roadLamar ValleyThe badger was just snooping around, nose to the ground, when it spotted me. It then tried to hide in a burrow hole, but immediately popped its head up -- I stayed at a distance of approximately 70-100 feet. It came out of its hiding place within a minute and lay flat on its belly, facing me, gaze fixed on me, and remained stationery. I backed away and removed myself from its line of sight. It then ambled approximately 50 feet away and when I went back to my original position, the badger again froze, this time in a standing position, facing me, and did not take its sight off me. It did not move again until I once again retreated, this time for good.2016-04-282016-05-02
Adam BrubakerTwo badgers fighting.West end of Lamar ValleyTwo badgers were witnessed battling for approximately 4 minutes. During this time they covered about 40-30 feet. Reviewing photos it appears that at least one of the badgers was a female. At the conclusion of the fight one Badger ran away to the North the other waited about 30 seconds and ran South towards the road entered a culvert pipe and crossed underneath the road.2016-04-262016-04-27
Ron HayworthWinter HuntBlack Tail TrailNear Yellowstone's Black Tail tail I noticed an animal running though the snow in which looked like it was on the hunt. This badger was of adult size and had no care of my presence.2015-12-132015-12-15
Veronica WaldBadger ran across the road in front of my car~ 1-2 miles south of Tower Store parking lotThis is the first badger I've seen in the park this year; it ran from the west to the east side of the road. That area is quite wooded on both sides, I usually see them in more open country, e.g., sage. Too fast for a photo,.2015-08-162015-08-17
Steve RobinsonCoyote & badger near Beauty PoolUpper Geyser BasinCame back through the area 15 minutes later hoping to see the badger again. did not see the badger or coyote behind Giant geyser. Did find the coyote by the boardwalk past Chromatic & Beauty Pools. The coyote was about 10 yards away from the boardwalk. The coyote moved farther down the boardwalk & crossed to the other side. The Coyote seemed to be looking past us so for a while we thought the badger was behind us on the hill. The Coyote kept staring in that direction so we moved down the boardwalk a ways to make sure the coyote wasn't watching us. We spotted something under the boardwalk near where we were stand, it was the badger.We mover farther down the boardwalk to give the badger a lot more room. The coyote circled back to the other side of the boardwalk. After a while the badger came out, looked around a bit then headed off towards the river with the coyote following a couple of minutes later.2015-07-232015-08-03
Steve RobinsonCoyote & badger near Beauty PoolUpper Geyser BasinCame back through the area 15 minutes later hoping to see the badger again. did not see the badger or coyote behind Giant geyser. Did find the coyote by the boardwalk past Chromatic & Beauty Pools. The coyote was about 10 yards away from the boardwalk. The coyote moved farther down the boardwalk & crossed to the other side. The Coyote seemed to be looking past us so for a while we thought the badger was behind us on the hill. The Coyote kept staring in that direction so we moved down the boardwalk a ways to make sure the coyote wasn't watching us. We spotted something under the boardwalk near where we were stand, it was the badger.We mover farther down the boardwalk to give the badger a lot more room. The coyote circled back to the other side of the boardwalk. After a while the badger came out, looked around a bit then headed off towards the river with the coyote following a couple of minutes later.2015-07-232015-08-03
Steve RobinsonCoyote & badger near Beauty PoolUpper Geyser BasinCame back through the area 15 minutes later hoping to see the badger again. did not see the badger or coyote behind Giant geyser. Did find the coyote by the boardwalk past Chromatic & Beauty Pools. The coyote was about 10 yards away from the boardwalk. The coyote moved farther down the boardwalk & crossed to the other side. The Coyote seemed to be looking past us so for a while we thought the badger was behind us on the hill. The Coyote kept staring in that direction so we moved down the boardwalk a ways to make sure the coyote wasn't watching us. We spotted something under the boardwalk near where we were stand, it was the badger.We mover farther down the boardwalk to give the badger a lot more room. The coyote circled back to the other side of the boardwalk. After a while the badger came out, looked around a bit then headed off towards the river with the coyote following a couple of minutes later.2015-07-232015-08-03
Steve RobinsonCoyote & badger near Beauty PoolUpper Geyser BasinCame back through the area 15 minutes later hoping to see the badger again. did not see the badger or coyote behind Giant geyser. Did find the coyote by the boardwalk past Chromatic & Beauty Pools. The coyote was about 10 yards away from the boardwalk. The coyote moved farther down the boardwalk & crossed to the other side. The Coyote seemed to be looking past us so for a while we thought the badger was behind us on the hill. The Coyote kept staring in that direction so we moved down the boardwalk a ways to make sure the coyote wasn't watching us. We spotted something under the boardwalk near where we were stand, it was the badger.We mover farther down the boardwalk to give the badger a lot more room. The coyote circled back to the other side of the boardwalk. After a while the badger came out, looked around a bit then headed off towards the river with the coyote following a couple of minutes later.2015-07-232015-08-03
Kevin TaylorBadger mousing near Slough Creek THEast side of road to Slough Creek Trailhead just south of theSingle adult badger seen, unknown gender. Badger was hunting amongst the sage brush. We saw a successful kill and the badger returned to the sett with the mouse or vole in its mouth (unfortunately no photos of the kill or prey, too fascinated watching to take photos). The badger went out several times hunting for more prey while we were watching.2015-06-052015-07-25
Dan KotterBadger - Blacktail10 meters upstream of bridge over Blacktail Creek2 minutes of wandering around the riparian zone of Blacktail Creek near the tunnel under the road.2015-06-012015-06-05
Kevin TaylorBadger adult mousingWest side of Round Prairie, across NE entrance road from Pebble Cr. CG entranceSingle adult seen hunting for mice amongst the sage brush. As we watched it tended to move away from us to the NE through the sage but wasn't in a great hurry. We did not see a successful kill.2015-05-312015-07-25
Kevin TaylorBadger kitEast side of entrance road to Roosevelt LodgeThe kit was seen within a large clump of sage brush just on the east side of the entrance road to Roosevelt Lodge (opposite the entrance to the restrooms). The kit would stand on its hind feet most of the time but would occasionally duck down into the entrance of the den if we moved around much in our attempts to get better photos. Unfortunately, the photos we have don't show very well the light tan and white stripes on the head and face that this kit had. Later we heard on the scanner that an adult badger had been run over by a tourist in the gas station parking lot to the west of where the kit was observed. We hoped it wasn't one of this kit's parents but suspected it was (the radio call was from a ranger asking where to dispose of the carcass of the dead badger).2015-05-302015-07-25
Dan KotterBadger - Glen Creek50 m south of the Glen Creek trail - 300 m west of trailheadWatched the Badger enter the sett. 3 seconds of visibility.2015-05-272015-06-05
Daniel Braffbadgers playing and digging near Specimen Ridge TrailApprox 250 feet on the west side of Specimen Ridge Trail approx 1 miles from trailheadI watched 3 badgers just off of Specimen Ridge Trail for over an hour. They were playing and digging, and did not seem disturbed by my presence. In fact, at one point the mother laid on her side at the entrance of the den and slept while the kits ran around the grass around me. The kits were quite large so I assume they are last years kits. One kit was very curious about my camera. Eventually the mother and kits went back into the den. They did not appear to be hunting. For a significant portion of the time only one kit (the curious one) was outside of the den while the mother and other kit were inside the den. A bald eagle began circling the den while the lone kit was outside, and eventually the kit went back into the den to join the other two. Please see photos for colors and other details.2015-05-252015-07-30
Daniel Braffbadgers playing and digging near Specimen Ridge TrailApprox 250 feet on the west side of Specimen Ridge Trail approx 1 miles from trailheadI watched 3 badgers just off of Specimen Ridge Trail for over an hour. They were playing and digging, and did not seem disturbed by my presence. In fact, at one point the mother laid on her side at the entrance of the den and slept while the kits ran around the grass around me. The kits were quite large so I assume they are last years kits. One kit was very curious about my camera. Eventually the mother and kits went back into the den. They did not appear to be hunting. For a significant portion of the time only one kit (the curious one) was outside of the den while the mother and other kit were inside the den. A bald eagle began circling the den while the lone kit was outside, and eventually the kit went back into the den to join the other two. Please see photos for colors and other details.2015-05-252015-07-30
Daniel BraffSee prior report from same daySee prior report from same daySee prior report from same day2015-05-252015-07-30
Daniel BraffSee prior report from same daySee prior report from same daySee prior report from same day2015-05-252015-07-30
Daniel BraffSee prior report from same daySee prior report from same daySee prior report from same day2015-05-252015-07-30
Daniel BraffSee prior report from same daySee prior report from same daySee prior report from same day2015-05-252015-07-30
Daniel BraffSee prior report from same daySee prior report from same daySee prior report from same day2015-05-252015-07-30
Heidi AndersonThree BadgersWest End of Specimen Ridge Trail Head about 1/4 mile from road (South on trail of wooden TH).We watched a badger running with a gopher in it's mouth. It ran to a hole on the other side (West side) of trail. It was about 30 meters from the trail. We watched it for a little while. Two other badgers came out and we thought maybe they were last years pups. They definitely were too big to be this years pups. They were lighter in color and appeared to be playing with the adult. Four other people besides ourselves watched the interactions.2015-05-252015-05-25
Heidi AndersonThese photos go with the report I submitted earlier for the Specimen TH.West end of Specimen Trail HeadPhotos are for earlier report for Specimen TH.2015-05-242015-06-08
Heidi AndersonThese photos go with the report I submitted earlier for the Specimen TH.West end of Specimen Trail HeadPhotos are for earlier report for Specimen TH.2015-05-242015-06-08
Daniel KramerIt was really cool!Lamar River Trail (half mile from trail head)I saw only one badger. He was taking a quick look at us. I got a picture just in time before it ran away. It was about 10-15 feet away. He had brown stripes and a blondish looking fur. My age is 11 and this is the first picture I ever took of a badger.2015-05-242015-05-27
David DunnBadger was seen digging about 30' on the north side of the Larmar Valley road 212.Far west end of Lamar Valley just as you come out of the canyon on the north side of the road.Badger was seen digging about 30' on the north side of the Larmar road. It would dig for a few seconds then look around and go back to digging. This didnt appear to coincide with cars going by or any other human distraction. I was with one other photographer at the site. Badger continued this activity for about 5 minutes then ran off in a zig zag pattern up the hill to the north.2015-05-112015-05-16
David DunnBadger was seen digging about 30' on the north side of the Larmar Valley road 212.Far west end of Lamar Valley just as you come out of the canyon on the north side of the road.Badger was seen digging about 30' on the north side of the Larmar road. It would dig for a few seconds then look around and go back to digging. This didnt appear to coincide with cars going by or any other human distraction. I was with one other photographer at the site. Badger continued this activity for about 5 minutes then ran off in a zig zag pattern up the hill to the north.2015-05-112015-05-16
David DunnBadger was seen digging about 30' on the north side of the Larmar Valley road 212.Far west end of Lamar Valley just as you come out of the canyon on the north side of the road.Badger was seen digging about 30' on the north side of the Larmar road. It would dig for a few seconds then look around and go back to digging. This didnt appear to coincide with cars going by or any other human distraction. I was with one other photographer at the site. Badger continued this activity for about 5 minutes then ran off in a zig zag pattern up the hill to the north.2015-05-112015-05-16
David DunnBadger was seen digging about 30' on the north side of the Larmar Valley road 212.Far west end of Lamar Valley just as you come out of the canyon on the north side of the road.Badger was seen digging about 30' on the north side of the Larmar road. It would dig for a few seconds then look around and go back to digging. This didnt appear to coincide with cars going by or any other human distraction. I was with one other photographer at the site. Badger continued this activity for about 5 minutes then ran off in a zig zag pattern up the hill to the north.2015-05-112015-05-16
David DunnBadger was seen digging about 30' on the north side of the Larmar Valley road 212.Far west end of Lamar Valley just as you come out of the canyon on the north side of the road.Badger was seen digging about 30' on the north side of the Larmar road. It would dig for a few seconds then look around and go back to digging. This didnt appear to coincide with cars going by or any other human distraction. I was with one other photographer at the site. Badger continued this activity for about 5 minutes then ran off in a zig zag pattern up the hill to the north.2015-05-112015-05-16
David DunnBadger was seen digging about 30' on the north side of the Larmar Valley road 212.Far west end of Lamar Valley just as you come out of the canyon on the north side of the road.Badger was seen digging about 30' on the north side of the Larmar road. It would dig for a few seconds then look around and go back to digging. This didnt appear to coincide with cars going by or any other human distraction. I was with one other photographer at the site. Badger continued this activity for about 5 minutes then ran off in a zig zag pattern up the hill to the north.2015-05-112015-05-16
David DunnBadger was seen digging about 30' on the north side of the Larmar Valley road 212.Far west end of Lamar Valley just as you come out of the canyon on the north side of the road.Badger was seen digging about 30' on the north side of the Larmar road. It would dig for a few seconds then look around and go back to digging. This didnt appear to coincide with cars going by or any other human distraction. I was with one other photographer at the site. Badger continued this activity for about 5 minutes then ran off in a zig zag pattern up the hill to the north.2015-05-112015-05-16
Shannon RebinskiSpotted while walking along the roadBlacktail Plateau areaA single badger, foraging through the sagebrush. Looked up once or twice before disappearing. Fairly large in size.2015-05-072015-05-08
Shannon RebinskiOutside of a hillside burrowBlacktail BMAWe only saw this one for a split second before he jumped into his hole. There were several holes observed as we walked through.2015-05-042015-05-08
Salle EngelhardtSeen digging around and hiding from onlookers, no physical description available.Lower meadow at Slough CreekOne Badger seen digging around and hiding in sagebrush from onlookers on north side of road between creek and campground road near the ponds. No identifiable physical description available. Reported to ranger at West Yellowstone Visitor Info Ctr. (WYVIC) on 10/11/14.2014-10-102014-10-19
Salle EngelhardtBadger seen looking around, no photos or clear description.Near Mary Mt. Trail Head, YNPWas seen digging around, vigorously, by hikers prior to heading out on Mary Mt, Trail hike. Reported to ranger at Madison Ranger Station (MIS) on 9/21/14, no clear description of physical appearance.2014-09-212014-10-19
Kira CassidyBadger was near roadway and we hiked past1 km east of Floating Island LakeBadger was in tall grass at the edge of some willows. It was about 30 m from the road and we were hiking by on our way to the vehicle. It watched us and hunkered down into the grass, seemeingly to hide. Definitely was an adult badger with no sign of kits nearby.2014-08-262014-08-26
Salle EngelhardtBadger looking for Uinta Ground Squirrels on the day they went undergroundMadison Jr. Ranger Station and Campground, YNPSpotted this badger about 93 meters south of station between Station and Gibbon River. It made three trips around the station, campground and amphitheater area in about two hours digging nearly everywhere that ground squirrel burrows were located.2014-08-192014-10-30
Salle EngelhardtBadger looking for Uinta Ground Squirrels on the day they went undergroundMadison Jr. Ranger Station and Campground, YNPSpotted this one about 93 meters south of station, made three trips around the station, campground and amphitheater in about two hours digging nearly everywhere that ground squirrel burrows were located. This Photo was in treed area between amphitheater, station and parking lot.2014-08-192014-10-19
Salle EngelhardtBadger looking for Uinta Ground Squirrels on the day they went undergroundMadison Jr. Ranger Station and Campground, YNPSpotted this one about 93 meters south of station, made three trips around the station, campground and amphitheater in about two hours digging nearly everywhere that ground squirrel burrows were located. This photo is during digging in treed area between parking lot, amphitheater and Madison station.2014-08-192014-10-19
Salle EngelhardtLone BadgerNear Soda Butte, Lamar ValleyWas seen by unnamed visitors digging and scurrying around, reported to rangers at Madison Ranger Station (MIS) on 8/19. No clear description given other than sighted the animal and location/time.2014-08-182014-10-19
Jessie HendrixLight blonde badgerTrout LakeOn south side of Trout Lake watched one light colored badger walk on trail toward us before going in to a den under a fallen log right next to the lake.2014-06-282014-06-30
Warren BergholzBadger was walking across footbridge and then crossed road from south to north behind our car. Proceeded into sage and disappeared. Appeared to be small, possuibly young.Just south of Tower junction at the curve near Garnet Hill trailhead.Small Badger, moving fast but not running. Disappeared into sage on south side of road.2014-06-182014-06-20
Kelly PearceA single badgerTrout Lake trailSingle badger was spotted on Trout Lake trail, about halfway up. The badger was was on the left side of the trail, and was crawling around dried out logs.2014-06-122014-07-05
Max WaughBadger at sett with two kitsSlough Creek RoadThis badger dug a sett right next to the road that leads to the Slough Creek campground. The sett was located about 200 yards beyond the open metal gate at the bottom of the first hill as you drive down the road (from the main road), on the east side of the road. Based on reports, the adults seemed to be most active around the den earlier in the morning (7-7:30am), sometimes bringing back food following short hunting excursions. She would then venture out for longer periods, sometimes four or five hours before finally returning at midday or early afternoon. When the adult first returned on this day, she was very wet, leading me to wonder if she swam the creek (I've heard of this happening at Slough Creek before).2014-06-112014-06-20
Max WaughLone badger digging two holesLittle AmericaThis badger was seen in eastern Little America, near the large pullout on the south side of the road between the aspen grove and the bridge. It was busy digging out two different holes, about 5 yards apart.2014-06-082014-06-20
Warren BergholzBadger at Lamar Buffalo RanchJust northeast of upper parking lot at Lamar Buffalo RanchBadger emerged from under Cabin 9 at Lamar Buffalo Ranch and slowly wandered up and around north of the parking lot to the sage north and east of the parking lot and spent time patrolling that area. Did not seem bothered by a number of viewers. Finally after about 10 minutes, slowely continued east and out of sight. No digging just seemed to be patrolling the area.2014-06-012014-09-01
Warren BergholzBadger at Lamar Buffalo RanchJust northeast of upper parking lot at Lamar Buffalo RanchBadger emerged from under Cabin 9 at Lamar Buffalo Ranch and slowly wandered up and around north of the parking lot to the sage north and east of the parking lot and spent time patrolling that area. Did not seem bothered by a number of viewers. Finally after about 10 minutes, slowely continued east and out of sight. No digging just seemed to be patrolling the area.2014-06-012014-09-01
Diane RenkinSaw while returning from Garnet Hill LoopWest side of stage coach road about 1/4 mile from Tower YPSS station.The badger was curious about us and went in its hole several times and came back out to look at us. He/she just stuck head out and didn't come all of the way out of the hole. We saw just one badger. Mel Condon took the photo.2014-05-302014-07-01
Diane RenkinSaw while returning from Garnet Hill LoopWest side of stage coach road about 1/4 mile from Tower YPSS station.The badger was curious about us and went in its hole several times and came back out to look at us. He/she just stuck head out and didn't come all of the way out of the hole. We saw just one badger. Mel Condon took the photo.2014-05-302014-07-01
Mike DunnBadger was searching and occasionally digging between road and creek along Slough Creek between last pullout and campground end of road.Near last pullout on left going in toward end of Slough Creek Road.I watched this animal for almost an hour as it scurried along, occasionally digging, apparently searching for prey. It flushed one Uinta Ground Squirrel which it apparently did not see. There were several photographers in the area. The badger finally dug a hole and disappeared. I will post video on my blog site in the next few days.2014-05-302014-06-12
Mike DunnBadger was searching and occasionally digging between road and creek along Slough Creek between last pullout and campground end of road.Near last pullout on left going in toward end of Slough Creek Road.I watched this animal for almost an hour as it scurried along, occasionally digging, apparently searching for prey. It flushed one Uinta Ground Squirrel which it apparently did not see. There were several photographers in the area. The badger finally dug a hole and disappeared. I will post video on my blog site in the next few days.2014-05-302014-06-12
Mike DunnBadger was searching and occasionally digging between road and creek along Slough Creek between last pullout and campground end of road.Near last pullout on left going in toward end of Slough Creek Road.I watched this animal for almost an hour as it scurried along, occasionally digging, apparently searching for prey. It flushed one Uinta Ground Squirrel which it apparently did not see. There were several photographers in the area. The badger finally dug a hole and disappeared. I will post video on my blog site in the next few days.2014-05-302014-06-12
Bruce MichielsenSpeciman BadgerSouth side of Speciman Ridge Trail near junction w/Yellowstone Narrows TrailBadger appeared to be hunting for food and randomly walking around field. Only saw 1 animal.2014-05-302014-06-11
Chuck/Wynelle MiddlebrooksScurried into a hole.Open field east of Geode pullout on north side, 50 yards out.Viewed less than 1 minute as it ran into a hole. Other cars also viewed. Have seen in this area before.2014-05-272014-06-11
Theresa BielawskiBadger hunting squirrels across the road from Junction ButteNext to Long pullout (next pullout east of Specimen Ridge Trailhead), south side of road.Badger just ran in and out of sagebrush hunting for ground squirrels. Watched it weave in and out of the sagebrush continuously but never saw it actually eating. Watched him for about 10 minutes while he moved eastward - than too many people showed up and he disappeared in the next patch of sagebrush.2014-05-252014-06-13
Leo LeckieBadger hunting in sage and grassesLong Pullout in Little AmericaThis lone badger was hunting in the sage and grasses, stopping to smell and investigate sign along the way, moving from east to west adjacent to and south of Long Pullout in Little America..2014-05-252014-06-13
Leo LeckieBadger hunting in sage and grassesLong Pullout in Little AmericaThis lone badger was hunting in the sage and grasses, stopping to smell and investigate sign along the way, moving from east to west adjacent to and south of Long Pullout in Little America..2014-05-252014-06-13
Leo LeckieBadger hunting in sage and grassesLong Pullout in Little AmericaThis lone badger was hunting in the sage and grasses, stopping to smell and investigate sign along the way, moving from east to west adjacent to and south of Long Pullout in Little America..2014-05-252014-06-13
Leo LeckieBadger hunting in sage and grassesLong Pullout in Little AmericaThis lone badger was hunting in the sage and grasses, stopping to smell and investigate sign along the way, moving from east to west adjacent to and south of Long Pullout in Little America..2014-05-252014-06-13
Danielle OylerBadger foraging in short grass and sageWest end of Little America: less than 1/4 mile east of the Specimen Ridge the parking lot near junction butteSingle badger foraging in sage and then went underground. Ground squirrels were hear making alarm calls during badger observation. Badger had a very reddish/light brown body color.2014-05-232014-05-24
Faith WalkerBadger at Specimen Ridge TH200 meters south of Specimen Ridge P/O. Crossed the trail near a pond.We watched this single, relatively large badger for about 20 minutes. He/she was trundling around, smelling, and seemed undisturbed by me taking photos. The badger was not walking in a straight line. Seemed to be sniffing for things.2014-05-212015-03-25
Rick McIntyrebadger was north of road moving in saebrushhalf mile NE Soda Butte Conebadger was moving in sagebrush north of road2014-05-182014-06-11
Gary NorrisBadger HuntingLamar ValleyCrossed the road from the south to the north then disappeared in the sagebrush.2014-05-182014-06-11
Natalie BergholzSkull in little America. Top of skull.About 700 yes south of road, just before intermittent pond.Other bones nearby.2014-05-012014-05-13
Natalie BergholzSkull in little America. Bottom side of skullAbout 700 yes south of road, just before intermittent pond.Other bones nearby.2014-05-012014-05-13
Steve BraunAdult badger1/2 mile west of Lamar Institute near riverBadger enjoying rolling in dirt, then followed a coyote for 1/4 mile. The badger was still following coyote trail when we lost sight of it after observing 30 minutes.2014-04-292014-04-29
Char ThompsonAbout 20 yards from roadYellowstone - BoulderWhile watching wolves, this badger came out and moved around in front of us. He watched us for a while, and eventually fell asleep for a nap. he was there for over 20 minutes, until a couple of other cars pulled up. The location was the west end of the BOULDER pullout. The badger was about 20 yards due north from that parking area. there are a few small bolders in that area, and the badger was moving from the boulder, moving east a bit, and back to the boulder.2014-04-282014-06-17
Matt OhlenSingle badgerJust on the Tower side of Yellowstone River Picnic Area.The badger was moving through the sage approximately 40 yards from the road. It was being observed by one vehicle pulled to the side of the road. The badger didn't seem to be bothered. The sighting took place on the Yellowstone River Picnic area side of the road, between the picnic area and the Wrecker Pullout.2014-04-252014-05-02
Katie LaSalle-Lowerybadger diggingon south/east side of road on curve between Wrecker and Yellowstone Picnic Area1 badger observed digging on the south/east side of the road on the curve between Wrecker and the Yellowstone Picnic Area. I believe it was just digging at ground squirrel holes. It departed rapidly, heading east, and disappeared into the sagebrush. Full winter coat.2014-04-252014-04-29
Katie LaSalle-Lowerybadger diggingon south/east side of road on curve between Wrecker and Yellowstone Picnic Area1 badger observed digging on the south/east side of the road on the curve between Wrecker and the Yellowstone Picnic Area. I believe it was just digging at ground squirrel holes. It departed rapidly, heading east, and disappeared into the sagebrush. Full winter coat.2014-04-252014-04-29
Sian JonesOne badger no sex knownRicks pull out YNPBadger sighted below Ricks Pull out. It was chasing yellow Bellied Marmots but not known if any contact made. Marmots seen after Badger had left.2014-04-192014-04-29
Roger Keatonbadger digging under cabinLamar Buffalo Ranchbadger was digging under cabin. There is a video available. Yellowstone Association staff were touring the Lamar Buffalo ranch and spotted this amazing critter digging under one of the cabins.2014-03-282014-05-01
Roger Keatonbadger digging under cabinLamar Buffalo Ranchbadger was digging under cabin. There is a video available2014-03-282014-04-29
Roger Keatonbadger digging under cabinLamar Buffalo Ranchbadger was digging under cabin. There is a video available2014-03-282014-04-29
Les Bunyanbadger was hunting100 meters from road near Hubbards Hill Lamar ValleySingle adult observed for 30 miutes hunting and digging2013-08-192014-04-29
Les BunyanBadger was hunting and digging75 meters from road in Lamar Valley near Mid pointThis single adult was hunting and digging and there was a "standoff" with a coyote who bedded 10 meters away from the badger2013-08-162014-04-29
Les BunyanBadger was hunting and digging75 meters from road near Mid Point Lamar ValleySingle adult was hunting and caught small rodent and took down hole2013-08-162014-04-29
Les BunyanBader was moving away from veiwSlough Creek below " Bobs Knob" veiw pointSingle adult moved away and out of view after digging just below the view point2013-08-122014-04-29
Les BunyanBadger observed diggingSlough CreekA single adult was observer from "Bobs Knob" view point digging and searching back and forth in an area just below the view point2013-08-122014-04-29
Jason HarlowBadger near Lamar RiverNE Entrance RoadSaw this badger from a distance, and shot photo with 840mm of focal length from the Roadway. Initially the badger was getting a drink from the river, but quickly scrambled up the steep embankment towards it's den.2013-07-192014-04-29
Jason HarlowBadger running through SageLittle AmericaHad a quick sighting of a running badger in Little America. By the time I had the truck stopped and camera out, it had disappeared into a burrow.2013-07-162014-04-29
Joy GuffyThis badger upstaged one of the Rangers Junior Ranger programs.Madison Information StationThis badger seemed unsure what to do. He left the den area several time venturing a litter farther each time until finally continuing across the field.2013-07-062014-09-29
Joy GuffyThis badger upstaged one of the Rangers Junior Ranger programs.Madison Information StationThis badger seemed unsure what to do. He left the den area several time venturing a litter farther each time until finally continuing across the field.2013-07-062014-09-29
Joy GuffyThis badger upstaged one of the Rangers Junior Ranger programs.Madison Information StationThis badger seemed unsure what to do. He left the den area several time venturing a litter farther each time until finally continuing across the field.2013-07-062014-09-29
Joy GuffyThis badger upstaged one of the Rangers Junior Ranger programs.Madison Information StationThis badger seemed unsure what to do. He left the den area several time venturing a litter farther each time until finally continuing across the field.2013-07-062014-09-29
Joy GuffyThis badger upstaged one of the Rangers Junior Ranger programs.Madison Information StationThis badger seemed unsure what to do. He left the den area several time venturing a litter farther each time until finally continuing across the field.2013-07-062014-09-29
Joy GuffyThis badger upstaged one of the Rangers Junior Ranger programs.Madison Information StationThis badger seemed unsure what to do. He left the den area several time venturing a litter farther each time until finally continuing across the field.2013-07-062014-09-29
Joy GuffyThis badger upstaged one of the Rangers Junior Ranger programs.Madison Information StationThis badger seemed unsure what to do. He left the den area several time venturing a litter farther each time until finally continuing across the field.2013-07-062014-09-29
Joy GuffyThis badger upstaged one of the Rangers Junior Ranger programs.Madison Information StationThis badger seemed unsure what to do. He left the den area several time venturing a litter farther each time until finally continuing across the field.2013-07-062014-09-29
Joy GuffyThis badger upstaged one of the Rangers Junior Ranger programs.Madison Information StationThis badger seemed unsure what to do. He left the den area several time venturing a litter farther each time until finally continuing across the field.2013-07-062014-09-29
Joy GuffyThis badger upstaged one of the Rangers Junior Ranger programs.Madison Information StationThis badger seemed unsure what to do. He left the den area several time venturing a litter farther each time until finally continuing across the field.2013-07-062014-09-29
Joy GuffyThis badger upstaged one of the Rangers Junior Ranger programs.Madison Information StationThis badger seemed unsure what to do. He left the den area several time venturing a litter farther each time until finally continuing across the field.2013-07-062014-09-29
Doug McLaughlinthree badgers around me flanks of Mt. Norris south of Dead Puppy hill above new growth forest Badger 1Mt. Norris south of Dead Puppy hill above new growth forestthree badgers around me flanks of Mt. Norris south of Dead Puppy hill above new growth forest Badger 12013-06-282014-06-17
Doug McLaughlinlone badgeralong Cache Creek4th badger that morning2013-06-282014-06-17
Veronica WaldActive badger, hunted ground squirrel successfullyNorth side of Northeast Entrance road, just west of the Lamar Bridge (eastern Little America)Healthy-looking badger posed for photographers, waddled off, came back with a ground squirrel, and lingered outside the den for a while. Pups did not emerge to feed.2013-06-152014-04-29
Veronica WaldActive badger, hunted ground squirrel successfullyNorth side of Northeast Entrance road, just west of the Lamar Bridge (eastern Little America)Healthy-looking badger posed for photographers, waddled off, came back with a ground squirrel, and lingered outside the den for a while. Pups did not emerge to feed.2013-06-152014-04-29
Veronica WaldActive badger, hunted ground squirrel successfullyNorth side of Northeast Entrance road, just west of the Lamar Bridge (eastern Little America)Healthy-looking badger posed for photographers, waddled off, came back with a ground squirrel, and lingered outside the den for a while. Pups did not emerge to feed.2013-06-152014-04-29
Doug McLaughlinlone badger runningstraitaway4note2013-06-132014-06-17
Veronica WaldBadger excavating a ground squirrel holeEast side of Slough Creek RoadThis badger was vigorously excavating a ground squirrel hole apparently leading to a burrow that had pups in it as the pups were ejected (seen to pop out) of a very small hole in the road itself. The parent must have been well aware of the badger and attempted to protect the pups. Very interesting to watch,. Also videographed by Bob Landis.2013-06-112014-04-29
Veronica WaldGround squirrel pup ejected from den in response to badger excavating nearbySlough Creek Road, YNPThe badger was vigorously excavating a hole in the grass very close to the side of Slough Creek Road when suddenly 3 mouse-sized, very young (eyes still closed) ground squirrel pups were ejected from a tiny hole in the road perhaps 6 or 8 feet from the badger. We never saw the parent squirrel, who remained in the hole, perhaps to defend the burrow from the impending arrival of the badger via the larger hole at the side of the road. This was in June 11, 2013, however, Bob Landis was standing there taking video so it might be worth contacting him to see if he can share it. My photos of the badger are uninformative.2013-06-112014-04-29
Veronica WaldGround squirrel pup ejected from den in response to badger excavating nearbySlough Creek Road, YNPThe badger was vigorously excavating a hole in the grass very close to the side of Slough Creek Road when suddenly 3 mouse-sized, very young (eyes still closed) ground squirrel pups were ejected from a tiny hole in the road perhaps 6 or 8 feet from the badger. We never saw the parent squirrel, who remained in the hole, perhaps to defend the burrow from the impending arrival of the badger via the larger hole at the side of the road. This was in June 11, 2013, however, Bob Landis was standing there taking video so it might be worth contacting him to see if he can share it. My photos of the badger are uninformative.2013-06-112014-04-29
Veronica WaldGround squirrel pup ejected from den in response to badger excavating nearbySlough Creek Road, YNPThe badger was vigorously excavating a hole in the grass very close to the side of Slough Creek Road when suddenly 3 mouse-sized, very young (eyes still closed) ground squirrel pups were ejected from a tiny hole in the road perhaps 6 or 8 feet from the badger. We never saw the parent squirrel, who remained in the hole, perhaps to defend the burrow from the impending arrival of the badger via the larger hole at the side of the road. This was in June 11, 2013, however, Bob Landis was standing there taking video so it might be worth contacting him to see if he can share it. My photos of the badger are uninformative.2013-06-112014-04-29
Doug McLaughlinlone badgerBoulder turnout to northnote2013-05-262014-06-17
Doug McLaughlinLone badger at holeCrystal3note2013-05-142014-06-17
David BoydenBadger diggingNorth of 212 highway ~5 miles from Grand Loop just west of Lamar riverThis adult was digging methodically. In the hole for awhile and then out every minute or so.2013-05-142014-06-11
David BoydenBadger diggingNorth of highway just west of Lamar riverThis adult was digging methodically. In the hole for awhile and then out every minute or so.2013-05-142014-06-02
Connie MadiaOur regularly sighted badgerIndian Creek Campground office/cabinWe have seen badgers at Indian Creek every year since we started volunteering as camp hosts there in 2011. This year we had a den with young near site 42 and we closed sites 41, 42 and 43 for a few days after opening until she moved to another site. I will try to make note of badger activity and take photos in 2015 and report them to you.2012-08-182014-12-04
Connie MadiaOur regularly sighted badgerIndian Creek Campground office/cabinWe have seen badgers at Indian Creek every year since we started volunteering as camp hosts there in 2011. This year we had a den with young near site 42 and we closed sites 41, 42 and 43 for a few days after opening until she moved to another site. I will try to make note of badger activity and take photos in 2015 and report them to you.2012-08-182014-12-04
Connie MadiaOur regularly sighted badgerIndian Creek Campground office/cabinWe have seen badgers at Indian Creek every year since we started volunteering as camp hosts there in 2011. This year we had a den with young near site 42 and we closed sites 41, 42 and 43 for a few days after opening until she moved to another site. I will try to make note of badger activity and take photos in 2015 and report them to you.2012-08-182014-12-04
Connie MadiaOur regularly sighted badgerIndian Creek Campground office/cabinWe have seen badgers at Indian Creek every year since we started volunteering as camp hosts there in 2011. This year (2014)we had a den with young near site 42 and we closed sites 41, 42 and 43 for a few days after opening until she moved to another site. I will try to make note of badger activity and take photos in 2015 and report them to you.2012-08-182014-12-04
Lisa ThomaschekOn the road from Lamar Valley to RooseveltYellowstone National ParkBeing from Wisconsin we thought he/she was pretty cool.2012-07-152014-04-29
Adrienne P/Gary Z Adrienne P/Gary ZSingle Adult Badger Head OnAbout a quarter mile west of Lamar Buffalo RanchOne adult badger wandering around in the flats about 25-30 yards south of the road about a quarter mile west of the Lamar Buffalo Ranch. Did not appear to be actively hunting. No young were seen. We lost sight of the badger once some people descended from the road to the flat.2012-05-152014-04-30
Adrienne P/Gary Z Adrienne P/Gary ZSingle Adult Badger ProfileAbout a quarter mile west of Lamar Buffalo RanchOne adult badger wandering around in the flats about 25-30 yards south of the road a quarter mile west of the Lamar Buffalo Ranch. Did not appear to be actively hunting. No young were seen. We lost sight of the badger once some people descended from the road to the flat.2012-05-152014-04-30
Jennifer Whitebadger in Lamar ValleyWahb Springs trail, Lamar Valley, YellowstoneI saw this badger while hiking. It was digging around the entrance to a hole. It was curious about me and I spent about a half hour watching it.2011-08-282014-04-29
Mike O'ConnellBadger family watchersLittle America (west of Aspens pullouts)Various images of a mother and three kits. While watching this morning, the mother went on three hunting forays, returning twice with prey for her kits. The den was on the south side of the road directly opposite the car.2011-06-192014-05-02
Mike O'ConnellBadger familyLittle America (west of Aspens pullouts)Various images of a mother and three kits. While watching this morning, the mother went on three hunting forays, returning twice with prey for her kits.2011-06-192014-04-24
Mike O'ConnellBadger familyLittle America (west of Aspens pullouts)Various images of a mother and three kits. While watching this morning, the mother went on three hunting forays, returning twice with prey for her kits.2011-06-192014-04-24
Mike O'ConnellBadger familyLittle America (west of Aspens pullouts)Various images of a mother and three kits. While watching this morning, the mother went on three hunting forays, returning twice with prey for her kits.2011-06-192014-04-24
Mike O'ConnellBadger familyLittle America (west of Aspens pullouts)Various images of a mother and three kits. While watching this morning, the mother went on three hunting forays, returning twice with prey for her kits.2011-06-192014-04-24
Mike O'ConnellBadger familyLittle America (west of Aspens pullouts)Various images of a mother and three kits. While watching this morning, the mother went on three hunting forays, returning twice with prey for her kits.2011-06-192014-04-24
Mike O'ConnellBadger familyLittle America (west of Aspens pullouts)Various images of a mother and three kits. While watching this morning, the mother went on three hunting forays, returning twice with prey for her kits.2011-06-192014-04-24
Mike O'ConnellBadger familyLittle America (west of Aspens pullouts)Various images of a mother and three kits. While watching this morning, the mother went on three hunting forays, returning twice with prey for her kits.2011-06-192014-04-24
Mike O'ConnellBadger familyLittle America (west of Aspens pullouts)Various images of a mother and three kits. While watching this morning, the mother went on three hunting forays, returning twice with prey for her kits.2011-06-192014-04-24
Mike O'ConnellBadger familyLittle America (west of Aspens pullouts)Various images of a mother and three kits. While watching this morning, the mother went on three hunting forays, returning twice with prey for her kits.2011-06-192014-04-24
Veronica WaldBadger (apparently female) with four kits, not all visible at the same timeLittle America, west of Lamar R. bridge, north side of roadFirst warm sunny morning in a while, Mom badger and one, two, three, but rarely all four kits in and out of the hole.2011-06-142014-05-01
Veronica WaldBadger (apparently female) with four kits, not all visible at the same timeLittle America, west of Lamar R. bridge, north side of roadFirst warm sunny morning in a while, Mom badger and one, two, three, but rarely all four kits in and out of the hole.2011-06-142014-05-01
Veronica WaldBadger (apparently female) with four kits, not all visible at the same timeLittle America, west of Lamar R. bridge, north side of roadFirst warm sunny morning in a while, Mom badger and one, two, three, but rarely all four kits in and out of the hole.2011-06-142014-05-01
Veronica WaldBadger (apparently female) with four kits, not all visible at the same timeLittle America, west of Lamar R. bridge, north side of roadFirst warm sunny morning in a while, Mom badger and one, two, three, but rarely all four kits in and out of the hole.2011-06-142014-05-01
Veronica WaldBadger (apparently female) with four kits, not all visible at the same timeLittle America, west of Lamar R. bridge, north side of roadFirst warm sunny morning in a while, Mom badger and one, two, three, but rarely all four kits in and out of the hole.2011-06-142014-05-01
Veronica WaldBadger (apparently female) with four kits, not all visible at the same timeLittle America, west of Lamar R. bridge, north side of roadFirst warm sunny morning in a while, Mom badger and one, two, three, but rarely all four kits in and out of the hole.2011-06-142014-05-01
Veronica WaldBadger (apparently female) with four kits, not all visible at the same timeLittle America, west of Lamar R. bridge, north side of roadFirst warm sunny morning in a while, Mom badger and one, two, three, but rarely all four kits in and out of the hole.2011-06-142014-05-01
Paul StillmankBadger mom and 3 kitsYellowstone National ParkWe had spotted this "hole" as we drove back to Mammoth the prior day. It had been a rainy couple of days so we decided against a hike that day (Thursday, June 3, 2010) and instead decided to go get moving early and just set up a tri-pod and point it at the mound/hole and see what came out of it, if anything. We arrived around 6:15 a.m. local time and go everything setup. It was not raining, but the ground was wet, so we just sat on our rain-coats and waited. From 6:40 a.m. until about 8:10 a.m local time, we got the treat of the trip. First a badger sow popped its head up (exciting enough) and then, one by one, her kits appeared. She managed them very diligently, keeping them close and not allowing any one to straggle away. One of the kits was more active and she had to nip it on the cheek and toss it back down the burrow a couple of times. We took countless photos have uploaded for exceptional shots. One or more of the kits was digging in the dirt as you can see in one photo. Just after 8 a.m., the sow lead all of the kits down into the burrow and then re-emerged and left (to go hunting?) traveling North East. We waited for hours for her to return, hoping to see what she might bring back. We had read that Badgers eat small grubs, worms, other small burrowing mammals and even porcupines. So we waited, but to no avail. We then wondered if she had another entrance to here burrow that we could not see, so we exited the scene to grab lunch and review our photos.2010-06-032015-03-22
Paul StillmankBadger mom and 3 kitsYellowstone National ParkWe had spotted this "hole" as we drove back to Mammoth the prior day. It had been a rainy couple of days so we decided against a hike that day (Thursday, June 3, 2010) and instead decided to go get moving early and just set up a tri-pod and point it at the mound/hole and see what came out of it, if anything. We arrived around 6:15 a.m. local time and go everything setup. It was not raining, but the ground was wet, so we just sat on our rain-coats and waited. From 6:40 a.m. until about 8:10 a.m local time, we got the treat of the trip. First a badger sow popped its head up (exciting enough) and then, one by one, her kits appeared. She managed them very diligently, keeping them close and not allowing any one to straggle away. One of the kits was more active and she had to nip it on the cheek and toss it back down the burrow a couple of times. We took countless photos have uploaded for exceptional shots. One or more of the kits was digging in the dirt as you can see in one photo. Just after 8 a.m., the sow lead all of the kits down into the burrow and then re-emerged and left (to go hunting?) traveling North East. We waited for hours for her to return, hoping to see what she might bring back. We had read that Badgers eat small grubs, worms, other small burrowing mammals and even porcupines. So we waited, but to no avail. We then wondered if she had another entrance to here burrow that we could not see, so we exited the scene to grab lunch and review our photos.2010-06-032015-03-22
Paul StillmankBadger mom and 3 kitsYellowstone National ParkWe had spotted this "hole" as we drove back to Mammoth the prior day. It had been a rainy couple of days so we decided against a hike that day (Thursday, June 3, 2010) and instead decided to go get moving early and just set up a tri-pod and point it at the mound/hole and see what came out of it, if anything. We arrived around 6:15 a.m. local time and go everything setup. It was not raining, but the ground was wet, so we just sat on our rain-coats and waited. From 6:40 a.m. until about 8:10 a.m local time, we got the treat of the trip. First a badger sow popped its head up (exciting enough) and then, one by one, her kits appeared. She managed them very diligently, keeping them close and not allowing any one to straggle away. One of the kits was more active and she had to nip it on the cheek and toss it back down the burrow a couple of times. We took countless photos have uploaded for exceptional shots. One or more of the kits was digging in the dirt as you can see in one photo. Just after 8 a.m., the sow lead all of the kits down into the burrow and then re-emerged and left (to go hunting?) traveling North East. We waited for hours for her to return, hoping to see what she might bring back. We had read that Badgers eat small grubs, worms, other small burrowing mammals and even porcupines. So we waited, but to no avail. We then wondered if she had another entrance to here burrow that we could not see, so we exited the scene to grab lunch and review our photos.2010-06-032015-03-22
Paul StillmankBadger mom and 3 kitsYellowstone National ParkWe had spotted this "hole" as we drove back to Mammoth the prior day. It had been a rainy couple of days so we decided against a hike that day (Thursday, June 3, 2010) and instead decided to go get moving early and just set up a tri-pod and point it at the mound/hole and see what came out of it, if anything. We arrived around 6:15 a.m. local time and go everything setup. It was not raining, but the ground was wet, so we just sat on our rain-coats and waited. From 6:40 a.m. until about 8:10 a.m local time, we got the treat of the trip. First a badger sow popped its head up (exciting enough) and then, one by one, her kits appeared. She managed them very diligently, keeping them close and not allowing any one to straggle away. One of the kits was more active and she had to nip it on the cheek and toss it back down the burrow a couple of times. We took countless photos have uploaded for exceptional shots. One or more of the kits was digging in the dirt as you can see in one photo. Just after 8 a.m., the sow lead all of the kits down into the burrow and then re-emerged and left (to go hunting?) traveling North East. We waited for hours for her to return, hoping to see what she might bring back. We had read that Badgers eat small grubs, worms, other small burrowing mammals and even porcupines. So we waited, but to no avail. We then wondered if she had another entrance to here burrow that we could not see, so we exited the scene to grab lunch and review our photos.2010-06-032015-03-22
Thaddeus JonesBadger at possible den locationGPS coordinates on photoI noticed this Badger at the hole visible in the photo. He was both down into the hole and moving in the vicinity. I believe this area is near where Badgers are often seen. He noticed me so I moved off. Just 1 Badger noted.2005-05-252015-04-12