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Old 10-13-2019, 08:25 PM   #1
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A buddy of mine been hunting about 15 years on same ranch in Jim Hogg county and got this on game camera. He hunts about 10 miles off a main road through three locked gates.
He thinks fat house cat, but I'm thinking world class badger. That's only pic he's got What you all think?



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Old 10-13-2019, 08:26 PM   #2
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Badger for sure
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:30 PM   #3
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:32 PM   #4
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:35 PM   #5
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:35 PM   #6
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:39 PM   #7
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Not a badger, face isn't pointed or striped....porcupine all day and night, even if its more boring.
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:42 PM   #8
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:43 PM   #9
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Could be a Badger if he is looking to his left which it does look like he might be doing just that. They have longer faces but have never seen one with the tail up high. Don't know. Looks like a woodchuck to me.
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:43 PM   #10
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Not a badger, face isn't pointed or striped....porcupine all day and night, even if its more boring.
Agree. Nothing about that looks like a badger except the black feet.
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:44 PM   #11
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Badger? Definitely not a badger and don’t believe it’s a porcupine. It looks like a beaver but his tail is too small!
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:47 PM   #12
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It’d very much a badger. He’s walking and looking to the left. Thats a badger tail, front feet and even the two little ear buds.
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:52 PM   #13
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Definitely a badger. I've shot tons of those things. It looks to be a healthy one. Porcupines look all black and they're rounder. I've shot a bunch of those too. They're more like a raccoon than a badger as far as the shape of their body goes. They're fat little suckers. Badgers waddle but that's just because they're short legged. They're pure muscle.

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Old 10-13-2019, 08:53 PM   #14
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:09 PM   #15
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That looks exactly like a badger looking over his left shoulder.
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:13 PM   #16
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Google American Badger Images. Looks just like the first picture. Same body size. Dark feet. Same tail.

Porcupines look like round fluff balls
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:19 PM   #17
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Badger! His tail is up either as an alarm or as a display for a rival, whichever it is, it's to his left, btw if you coulda been there then or shortly there after you could get down wind and the smell would've told you it was badger too! They're kinda like a skunk, if that tail is up, there's stink leaking out!
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:22 PM   #18
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That looks exactly like a badger looking over his left shoulder.



Agreed. Looking over its left shoulder....can't see the nose.



We have a ton of porcupines and that looks nothing like a porcupine..
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:26 PM   #19
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:31 PM   #20
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LOL at house cat!
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:32 PM   #21
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Those that say it's not a badger habe obviously never seen one. Badger all day, every day and twice on Sunday.
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:36 PM   #22
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Legs look too long for a badger.
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:01 PM   #23
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I want a house cat like that, that would be funny chit!!
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:14 PM   #24
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:15 PM   #25
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:21 PM   #26
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I've been hunting near,and around Jim Hogg county all my life and have never seen a porcupine. But we do have alot of badgers.
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:33 PM   #27
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+1 for a badger.


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Old 10-13-2019, 10:39 PM   #28
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Badger for the win!!!
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:46 PM   #29
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That there's a short legged death chupacabra. Best hide the young'uns and women folk.
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Old 10-13-2019, 11:33 PM   #30
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Old 10-14-2019, 12:23 AM   #31
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I retract my incorrect statements after considering that he is looking to the left so his head is distorted in the picture. I believe that is for sure a badger.
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:51 AM   #32
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Badger is the only thing I think it could be. I think maybe because the tail is up that its throwing some people off.
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Old 10-14-2019, 09:28 AM   #33
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Usually the only way I see them is when they do pull there tail up. Usually look like a small piece of earth moving cause they are so low to the ground. And it's usually at dawn or dusk. Fun little dudes to watch. I was always told not to shoot them cause they kill snakes.
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