by LYLE GLASS.
Although badgers are considered ferocious animals, this one seems pretty calm. He is very interested in what the photographer is doing and considering a quick get away if threatened. I watched and photographed him off and on all afternoon. By evening he was used to me being around so he just sat by his burrow in the prairie dog town.
Tweaked in PSE7.
Photographed in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, South Unit, Medora, North Dakota on 4-22-2012 at 6:11 p.m.