VIDEO: Badger caught on trail cam

This still frame taken from video shows a badger that was caught on a trail camera in Sauk County. The video was posted on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' Facebook page March 28, 2015.
This still frame taken from video shows a badger that was caught on a trail camera in Sauk County. The video was posted on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' Facebook page March 28, 2015.

The Wisconsin Badgers may have been busy on the basketball court last week, but so was at least one real badger in Wisconsin.

The state Department of Natural Resources shared video of a badger that was caught on a trail camera in Sauk County last week.

Watch the video:

The DNR says badgers have long claws to burrow, dig for food and create dens. They have webbed front feet to push out dirt and wedge-shaped heads to push their noses into holes and root out prey.

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, badgers mainly eat rodents, but also eat ground-nesting birds and other small animals, as well as some plants. They are largely nocturnal, but sometimes come out during the day.

And unlike their basketball-playing counterparts, badgers spend most of the winter in their setts, or dens.

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