In Bandelier badgers may be found in the Pinon-Juniper woodlands and the Ponderosa pine forests. Badgers are primarily nocturnal but can sometimes be active during the day. Badgers are usually solitary animals except during mating and child rearing. Badgers are burrow dwellers that dig new burrows and move frequently, as often as daily.
Learning to be Fierce
Members of the weasel family, badgers are known for their fierceness and ability to hold their ground with even the most dangerous adversary. Rattlesnakes are often no match for their fighting skills and are a common food source. Badger moms spend a lot of time with their pups engaged in rough housing games that inspire toughness in the offspring. Sharp teeth and long claws make them an adversary to be reckoned with.