A field camera caught this amazing shot, which shows the coyote and badger trotting across the landscape with a prairie dog looking on in the foreground. (Photo: National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center/Facebook)
Coyote and badger hunting together helps each species pursue prey more effectively. (Photo: Kimberly Fraser/USFWS) | But why would these predators work together at all? When one of them finally catches something, they aren't known to share the spoils. So what's the point? Apparently, to improve the likelihood that at least one of the hunters will snag some prey. Even if that means the other one ends up empty-handed, the partnership seems to pay off for both species in the long run.