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Old 09-09-2009, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by passthru79 View Post
I dont think its a ground hog. Ive seen a couple of them around there and lots elsewhere, and they are mostly brown. i have never seen a gray one.

Groundhogs come in a variety of colors. I've killed Groundhogs from Blonde to Black to Red and every shade in between. Without seeing the face it is hard to tell, but it is surely either a Groundhog or Badger. As stated on the IDNR website, while not nearly as common as Groundhogs, I've seen several Badgers here in Illinois.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:47 AM
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I change my hypothesis, I choose badger!
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:58 AM
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Its not a ground hog, they aren't that big.
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:33 AM
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When all else fails, Chupacabra.
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Red 5 stdby View Post
When all else fails, Chupacabra.
I agree it must be a Chupacabra!
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:50 PM
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chupacabra or doubt in my mind.
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:26 PM
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looks like a badger
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Old 09-09-2009, 05:11 PM
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the black legs convince me that that is a badger...

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Old 09-09-2009, 05:30 PM
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that would be a Badger but not the Wisconsin kind. This is the ste a dang good trap in Nov. and catch him kind. We have Badger's in Iowa and a friend of mine in IL says he sees them alot while running trap line's. Yes they are in his trap's and Usually pissed off in a hole they just dug. I must say they make wonderfully warm and interesting head wear when dead.
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Old 09-09-2009, 05:30 PM
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badger or dog...what about a dead goose??
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