04/04/09 The Living Desert - Palm Desert, CA When I was a kid I had a personal experience with one of these back in Trout Creek, MT. One day while riding Siskaloo (my appaloosa filly) with Blue (German Shepard) we ran into a lone badger walking down the dirt road toward us. We all froze, probably 50 feet apart from eachother. I knew they were mean, so I didn't try to get any closer, and I didn't want to spook Siskaloo. I was surprised that Blue didn't take off toward it, but he seemed to know better. We all stayed frozen while it turned around, walked off and disappeared under a brush pile. As soon as it was out of sight Blue took off after it and happily barked viciously from this new safer position.