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Coyotes and Badgers Team Up to Hunt Food!


A 1992 study by the University of California’s Department of Wildlife confirmed what Native Americans picked up on centuries ago; coyotes and badgers hunt together. 

In fact, coyotes lead pretty solitary lives and are more likely to seek food alongside badgers than a pack of coyotes. When coyotes and badgers partner up, they pursue burrowing animals such as prairie dogs and ground squirrels. 

If the prey is above the ground, the coyote chases it down, and if it goes underground, the badger takes over. The success rate of their partnership is much higher than individual hunts. 

Coyotes catch 1/3 more ground squirrels with badgers than without. This sort of symbiotic relationship is prevalent is nature, and human beings can extract a very valuable lessons from this seemingly unlikely but effective practice.

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