Food Habits of the American Badger (Taxidea taxus) in Southern Texas: An Observation
Keywords:American badger, Taxidea taxus, southern Texas, food habits
AbstractLimited information exists on American badgers (Taxidea taxus) within their southern distribution. Our goal was to gather information on diet of badgers in southern Texas. We collected 6 badgers from private ranches and road sides in 2 counties (Dimmitt and Duval). Percent content of food items was calculated for each sample. Prickly pear (Opuntia spp.), mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) bean pods, and rodent remains were found in 4 of the 6 samples collected. Although sample size was small we feel this information provides a good foundation for future research done on this cryptic mammal.
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Collins, D. P., Harveson, L. A., & Ruthven, D. C. (2016). Food Habits of the American Badger (Taxidea taxus) in Southern Texas: An Observation. Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 20, 28–31. Retrieved from https://txjanr.agintexas.org/index.php/txjanr/article/view/96