“This is the kind of interaction that someone like me can only dream of,” Sharma told The Dodo. “I was speechless just to see this kind of interspecies relationship.”
Coyotes and badgers are known to partner together when hunting — each one supplying a set of skills that the other lacks. A coyote’s agility and speed and the badger’s expert digging help to make each outing successful.
“They both like to eat ground squirrels. So if a badger is flushing out a den, digging things up, a coyote is waiting nearby in case a squirrel runs out of a different entrance,” Sharma said. “So it’s mutually beneficial.”