I found a parking spot and grabbed my camera. We had seen a badger in Yellowstone a few years ago, but it was from a distance as it was running across the Lamar Valley and we were only able to get one distant pic. This time we were able to get fairly close.
The badger was using its long sharp claws to dig under the sage unaware, or if he was aware he did not seem to care, of over 12 photographers slowly creeping towards him. When he finally looked up there was an eruption of shutters going off as everyone took advantage of the opportunity.
All the attention was too much for the badger and he scurried off across the field. It was fun to watch him run, his shape and gait reminded me of a wiener dog and I am not sure what was up with his little puff ball tail.