Wisconsin is known as the Badger State and one would assume that we have badgers all over the place, but that is not the case. We’ve had a few badger sightings in southeastern Wisconsin, but overall it is pretty rare to find them in this part of the state. Badgers are mostly nocturnal animals that spend the daytime underground in their den.
Badgers are excellent diggers and quite fierce animals. A common sign of badgers is the presence of large mounds of dirt they form when digging their burrows. Badgers prey on small animals and rodents. They also enjoy eating insects, especially earthworms, and berries.