Just as the sun is setting behind her, mother badger peers out of her den. On my last day in Yellowstone National Park, I was driving by the site of a well-known badger den just as the morning sun began to flirt with the entrance. Having spent 14 hours watching this den on the previous day, I opted to make one last attempt at badger-watching. Soon after setting up the tripod, mama badger emerged! She assessed the surroundings for danger and her babies were quick to join! They basked in the warmth while occasionally climbing atop one-another for nearly an hour. Mother eventually departed to hunt while the youngsters returned to the depths of their subterranean lair.
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