Badgering House Details…

Not just a Midwestern football team, badgers are complicated creatures that have special housing quirks. More than one of the answer may be correct. American badgers have a particular relationship with their dens, in that:(a.) badgers live in one den for their entire lives.
(b.) badgers are not content with one den, but like to have several.
(c.) badgers don’t like to visit their old dens, once their own musk smell builds up
(d.) badgers like to go back to their old dens to surprise new visitors.
(e.) badgers like to load up their dens with meat.
(f.) wildlife biologists refer to a male badger den as a “man cave.”

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Correct answers:

(b.) badgers are not content with one den, but like to have several.
(d.) badgers like to go back to their old dens to surprise new visitors.
(e.) badgers like to load up their dens with meat.

Badgers are known to have separate dens for sleeping, giving birth, and for storing food. Some research suggests that badgers use a different den every day during the summer, a different den every few days in the fall, and only one den in the winter.
Excess meat is stored in dens for future use.
Badgers often revisit old dens to prey on the rodents that moved in after they left.

┬áSOURCE: “American Badger – Taxidea taxus” (BLM California wildlife database)