badger?

Hello guys,
I live on a farm, and recently we have had a new friend and im not sure what it is.  We have a farm dog (German shepherd mix) and a black lab, and these dogs are getting very stirred up at night and in the morning.  When I poke my head out the door there is something making a lot of racket and sort of responds to the dogs.  Sounds like a coyote, but there is no change in the pitch, just a high pitched scream. I know there is a coyote that lives in the sunflowers behind the house, but there was also a badger in the yard yesterday morning. So has anyone heard what a badger sounds like? I have never heard a badger make noise before.

Also, I brought my lab in the house this morning after his morning briefing outdoors. and his torso had a wet spot on it and it smelled skunky, but he did not get sprayed because the spot just has a hint of skunk...

Any idea..?

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Sounds like you may have Sasquatch nearby. Try laying out a trail of Jack links jerky from the suspected area to the house. ..    

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Haha I called my uncle this morning and thats exactly what he said. Whatever it is, it is in our yard and I have a young curious lab that got in a fight last month and got tore up!

 

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Id be setting one of these or something similar out right away. Dont want to see dogs getting tore up. Good luck

 

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I would bet that its a badger. Have caught many badgers in coyote traps over the years and they put off a strong musty and almost a little "skunky" smell. Maybe the dog rolled around on a spot where the badger peed? Thats possibly what the smell is all about.

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Boy, i thought of Big Foot also.  Man i would like to catch one of them as it would be like winning the lottery!!!!!!!

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Just saw my culprit, its a damn coyote. very rare for them to come in the yard like that.

 

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I was told once that badgers smell like skunks because they eat them.  Any thruth to this?  If so I can't imagine that for supper!

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cock-tails Said:
Just saw my culprit, its a damn coyote. very rare for them to come in the yard like that.

Not really.  They are bold critters.  I've shot/seen them in my backyard during mid day.  Rolled one with my shotgun about 20 yards from my deck one morning and have seen several since that one's demise.  It gets worse during the winter months.  If the neighbors dogs would stay home I could probably get'em with traps.

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Did the yote look like this?

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cock-tails Said:
Just saw my culprit, its a damn coyote. very rare for them to come in the yard like that.

KIll him! (in my best dumb and dumber)

 

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My Grandpa had a picture of a dead badger on his tool box when I was a kid. The story that went a long with the pic was he caught it in a leg trap and found it still alive.  My grandpa wacked the badger in the head with a baseball bat and assumed he killed it.  He picked up the badger in through it in the back of his car. When he got how he went in the house to gather the kids. When they came out the badger had come alive and was ripping the shit out of the interior of the car.  He ended up having the shoot the badger in the car. 

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bontop2 Said:
I was told once that badgers smell like skunks because they eat them.  Any thruth to this?  If so I can't imagine that for supper!

Coyotes eat them.  One dug up a skunk that recently received last rites out on my property.

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bontop2 Said:
I was told once that badgers smell like skunks because they eat them.  Any thruth to this?  If so I can't imagine that for supper!

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Is your dog a female and in heat by any chance?    Male coyotes have been known to hang around the farm for females in heat,  I didn't believe it at first and it took some convincing but  Male coyotes will breed dogs.

 

 

 

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foxes will make a sound like you have never heard before too.  i had one in my driveway a couple of nights before i actually saw what it was.  would've never imagined it was a fox. 

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kdm Said:

cock-tails Said:
Just saw my culprit, its a damn coyote. very rare for them to come in the yard like that.

Not really.  They are bold critters.  I've shot/seen them in my backyard during mid day.  Rolled one with my shotgun about 20 yards from my deck one morning and have seen several since that one's demise.  It gets worse during the winter months.  If the neighbors dogs would stay home I could probably get'em with traps.

foot holds, wont hurt the neighbors dog but wondering where fido is and having you bring him home with a pic of his ass in a trap may get them to invest in a leash.

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kdm Said:

cock-tails Said:
Just saw my culprit, its a damn coyote. very rare for them to come in the yard like that.

Not really.  They are bold critters.  I've shot/seen them in my backyard during mid day.  Rolled one with my shotgun about 20 yards from my deck one morning and have seen several since that one's demise.  It gets worse during the winter months.  If the neighbors dogs would stay home I could probably get'em with traps.

foot holds, wont hurt the neighbors dog but wondering where fido is and having you bring him home with a pic of his ass in a trap may get them to invest in a leash.

Unfortunately the neighbors chiquaqua would be cut in half by a foothold strong enough to hold a coyote.  I'm pretty much limited to line of sight control measures.

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kdm Said:

moosehunter09 Said:

kdm Said:

cock-tails Said:
Just saw my culprit, its a damn coyote. very rare for them to come in the yard like that.

Not really.  They are bold critters.  I've shot/seen them in my backyard during mid day.  Rolled one with my shotgun about 20 yards from my deck one morning and have seen several since that one's demise.  It gets worse during the winter months.  If the neighbors dogs would stay home I could probably get'em with traps.

foot holds, wont hurt the neighbors dog but wondering where fido is and having you bring him home with a pic of his ass in a trap may get them to invest in a leash.

Unfortunately the neighbors chiquaqua would be cut in half by a foothold strong enough to hold a coyote.  I'm pretty much limited to line of sight control measures.

I bet if you brought back their chiquaqua cut in half, the next chiquaqua they have will be on a leash

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JRacine Said:

I bet if you brought back their chiquaqua cut in half, the next chiquaqua they have will be on a leash

I don't like the dog in any case, but loosing good neighbor relations over a mangy coyote is not a fair trade IMO.  I'll get the varmint sooner or later.

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JRacine Said:

kdm Said:

moosehunter09 Said:

kdm Said:

cock-tails Said:
Just saw my culprit, its a damn coyote. very rare for them to come in the yard like that.

Not really.  They are bold critters.  I've shot/seen them in my backyard during mid day.  Rolled one with my shotgun about 20 yards from my deck one morning and have seen several since that one's demise.  It gets worse during the winter months.  If the neighbors dogs would stay home I could probably get'em with traps.

foot holds, wont hurt the neighbors dog but wondering where fido is and having you bring him home with a pic of his ass in a trap may get them to invest in a leash.

Unfortunately the neighbors chiquaqua would be cut in half by a foothold strong enough to hold a coyote.  I'm pretty much limited to line of sight control measures.

I bet if you brought back their chiquaqua cut in half, the next chiquaqua they have will be on a leash

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 coyotes and red fox eat skunk all the time.  i've used dead skunk for bait.

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Sounds like a nice evening to hang out on the porch with a spot light…then…

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yelowjackt Said:

Sounds like a nice evening to hang out on the porch with a spot light…then…

Choot…Choot’em ‘lizabeth

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