The American badger (Taxidea taxus) is a large, stocky member of the weasel family. They are powerful diggers that can be quite fierce when threatened. They are generally silvery-gray with some brown, yellow or cream coloration underneath. The feet and portions of the head are black, with a white stripe down the face. They feed on a variety of rodents, rabbits, birds, snakes, etc. Although they can be beneficial by preying on rodents, they can cause trouble by digging large open holes and burrows in pastureland. Horse enthusiasts fear that the open holes could result in broken legs. They also occasionally weaken stock ponds by digging extensive burrows in earthen dams. Badgers doing damage can be removed by shooting or live-trapping. Live-trapped animals can be dispatched, or relocated with permission. We have the experience and expertise to provide these services.
We’ll have more information about badger biology, problems they pose, and solutions we offer coming soon. In the meantime, if you have a badger problem, call us at 719-636-1014 for an assessment and prices.