The Stealthy Badger
Late at night, Sami Vartiainen lurked through the woods only 23 feet away from a badger. They sat there for 45 minutes, watching the badger walk around, scratch its head, sniff the air, and crawl. It searched for food in the darkness and wandered around its den. The badger’s primary source of food is prairie dogs, and due to shooting and poisoning, their population is also decreasing which in turn affects the population of badgers. Due to habitat loss, urban development, agriculture, and deforestation, the population of badgers is decreasing (National Geographic).