badger in pa?

vaderbanger(Z6 SE PA)April 19, 2006

weird road kill between lancaster and berks county border.

and i swear it looked like a badger, but there cant be any badgers around here could there be?

it was the same size, had short stiff hair with a mix of black and white ticking, short stiff tail

hubby said it could have been a ground hog but it just didnt look like a ground hog because of the coloring

any clues on what this animal can be? it was on the highway other wise we would have stopped lol

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westhighlandblue(z6 PA)

Woodchuck?

    Bookmark   April 19, 2006 at 4:10PM
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vaderbanger(Z6 SE PA)

i looked up woodchuck and yea it does kinda look like that.
funny woodchuck and groundhog are the same thing but when i look up groundhog i get more of a golden looking animal while woodchuck came up with a more grey coloring.
if theres no badgers in this neck of the woods then guess it was a woodchuck
:)

    Bookmark   April 19, 2006 at 4:21PM
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mgood4u(z6-PA)

I think I remember when I was a young girl that my Dad used to say there was Badgers around PA.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2006 at 8:11AM
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vaderbanger(Z6 SE PA)

im tempted to go back and look at it again.
if your father mentioned badgers then its sure possible thats what this critter was.
i hope he wasnt the last one left lol

    Bookmark   April 20, 2006 at 12:17PM
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sho0442_cup_edu

Badgers are a listed species is pa, although only in fayette county, but by your description I would say it was a groundhog.

Here is a link that might be useful: badger ditribution in pa

    Bookmark   December 3, 2006 at 9:04PM
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Pipersville_Carol(z6 Bucks PA)

That's a handy link, Jon.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2006 at 12:48PM
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grootgirl7

Now, i dont know where you live and where you think that you saw this badger, but i live in Butler County, and I swear that I saw a badger in my backyard one time. No one now believes me and i wish i couldve gotten a picture, and i really want to find out somehow if there couldve been a badger here.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2007 at 11:32AM
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scrappyjack

That is really interesting.

There was an armadillo found dead outside of a nursing home over here in Clarion Co.
They figured it hitched a ride on one of the big rigs coming off of the nearby interstate.

Interesting............ ;)

Jackie

    Bookmark   August 24, 2007 at 3:41PM
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hardrockkid(z6 (PA))

"Badgers? We don' need no steengkeeng badgers!!"

(Sorry, couldn't resist)

    Bookmark   September 3, 2007 at 7:50AM
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jbest123(Zone 5 PA)

It may have been a Fisher, check out this web page.

Here is a link that might be useful: PA Game Commision

    Bookmark   September 29, 2007 at 9:21PM
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agirlsgirl(7 North Carolina)

I used to live in a very small town called Red Bank just outside of Templeton,right above lock 9,well I know I seen a badger there and so did others.I know what a coon,porcupine,groundhog ect..look like and this was definitely a badger!~Angie

    Bookmark   October 9, 2007 at 9:45PM
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schrutae41_aol_com

I have never seen a badger in Pittsburgh Pa
And I never hope to see one,
But I can surely tell you friends, I'd rather see than be one.

My friend and I are writing a book on badgers. If you have evidence of an actual badger siteing please send to schruntae41@aol.com

    Bookmark   January 24, 2011 at 1:04PM
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poaky1

In Fayette co and never seen a badger.Saw what looked like a wolf about 2 am on a night when the moon was bright.It was about 30 ft away, I didn't stick around long enough to confirm it.If it was a dog it was a big one,the coat had a silvery glow in the moonlight.Scared the crap out of me, but was kinda neat too.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2011 at 12:58AM
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badasstorino_aol_com

I seen one crossing the road just before dusk one evening. Kinda through me off.... It indeed was a badger. I saw it on Little Egypt Rd which is Fair Hill, MD this road boarders PA there are lots of fields and woods in this area.Close to Landisville, PA (New London)

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 10:33PM
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PakaPeke

I live in Susquehanna County, PA. I definitely saw a badger last night. At first I thought it was a skunk because of the white stripe. But then it didn't look like a skunk. It was gray instead of black & it's tail wasn't as bushy. I wasn't sure what it was but in the back of my mind I was thinking badger but I didn't think they lived around here. So I went online & sure enough the pictures of the American badgers looked exactly like what I saw!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 12:43PM
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alcrump_supernet_com

I trapped an animal today I think is a Badger. I've caught 9 groundhogs this year and this is different. Is it beneficial? I heard in Spain they kill rabbits. I live in Berks co Pa.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 4:30PM
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