Non-invasive technique to identify badgers
Mammal Review, Volume
33,Number 1, March 2003, pp. 92-94(3)
Individual badgers can be reliably
identified in the field on the basis of variation in the appearance of
Tests of the technique using video surveillance demonstrated
that in 95% of instances individuals were identified correctly on the
basis of tail patterns.
It is possible that tail patterns and posture
may be a significant means of communication in this species.
individual variation; social behaviour; tagging;
tail pattern; video observation