Did you know that a lone badger and a lone coyote, enemies in nature, will actually work together in partnership to hunt prey? It’s true.

In the American West, from Canada down to Mexico, this partnership has been observed and recorded. Indian folklore describes it. Scientists have studied it. Poets and authors of children’s picture books have tried to capture it. Yet, despite all this attention, the extraordinary collaboration between the North American badger and the coyote is still an unknown phenomenon to most people.

The area from the Mississippi west to the Pacific Ocean is badger territory. The animal is about the size of ...

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