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1 December 2012 American Badger (Taxidea taxus) Uses Covert Reconnaissance to Ambush a Black-Tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus)
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On seven occasions, an American badger (Taxidea taxus) was observed moving within ca. 0.3 m deep tire-ruts on a two-track road, conducting covert reconnaissance of black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus). In one instance, the American badger moved from the tire-ruts, hid in vegetation ca. 0.5 m tall, and then successfully ambushed a black-tailed prairie dog.

Sobre un camino de doble vía observamos en siete ocasiones a un tejón americano (Taxidea taxus) movilizándose dentro de los surcos de llantas con ca. 0.3 m de profundidad. El tejón estaba llevando a cabo un sondeo cauteloso de los perritos de pradera de cola negra (Cynomys ludovicianus). Una vez, el tejón americano se salió de los surcos, se escondió en vegetación de ca. 0.5 m de alto, y procedió a emboscar exitosamente a un perrito de pradera de cola negra.

David A. Eads, Mike T. J. Hague, and Carlie G. Zoubek "American Badger (Taxidea taxus) Uses Covert Reconnaissance to Ambush a Black-Tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus)," The Southwestern Naturalist 57(4), 463-464, (1 December 2012). https://doi.org/10.1894/0038-4909-57.4.463
Received: 20 January 2011; Accepted: 1 July 2012; Published: 1 December 2012
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