SCIENTIFIC NAME: Taxidea taxus

STATUS: Accidental. Lowest Conservation Concern. 

HABITAT: In western North America, grasslands, desert scrub, sagebrush shrublands, and open woodlands are favored, but open areas with a variety of habitats are occupied. 

FEEDING HABITS: Diet includes small mammals, snakes, lizards, insects, eggs and broods of birds, and carrion.

LIFE HISTORY AND ECOLOGY: Mating occurs in summer and early autumn, implantation of embryos is delayed until December- February, and one to five young (average of two) are born during March-early April.