This site takes a deeper dive into a very popular viral video. In the video, a coyote and badger are seen hanging out together at night. It’s cute and kind of reminds you of cartoons featuring interspecies buddies. This site features that adorable video but also has even more fascinating information.
Turns out that coyotes and badgers teaming up is nothing new. Native Americans talked about it and scientists wrote papers about the phenomena as far back as the 1880s.
This fascinating article explains the roots of the mutually beneficial relationship. Though it turns out that not all coyotes get along with badgers. It also looks at other interspecies partnerships and gets into the importance of keeping wildlife in mind when constructing roadways. All in all a fun and informative read.
Click here to check it out:https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/viral-video-coyote-badger-interspecies