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PostThu May 14, 2020 11:35 pm 
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I'll leave it brief cause it's a super short hike. On the trail to mud lake off HWY410 I ran across a group of at least 3 Badgers. We had a literal hissing match, and a little bluff charge before they finally moved off the trail. Just use caution if you go up this way. Pics below


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PostFri May 15, 2020 5:30 am 
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How was Mud Lake? Glad you survived the badger encounter.
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PostFri May 15, 2020 7:43 am 
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So lucky to see badgers! They are super rare.
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PostFri May 15, 2020 8:46 am 
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Wow.  I am jealous.  I never got to hiss at a Badger before.  Did you do a nice hiss like, "hey, can I take an Instagram photo with you?" or did  you do a hiss like, "don't let me get my wolverine friends!"

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PostFri May 15, 2020 1:56 pm 
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Stefan wrote:
Wow.  I am jealous.  I never got to hiss at a Badger before.  Did you do a nice hiss like, "hey, can I take an Instagram photo with you?" or did  you do a hiss like, "don't let me get my wolverine friends!"

Definitely was the "don't let me get my wolverine friends!" Hiss

Mountainfisher. The lake winterkilled 2 years ago and even though wdfw put 200 fingerlings in there April 2019, it seems the lake still has not recovered, I have been up that way a lot hunting and fishing since and not gotten a single bite, or seen any rises. Which is sad ,mud lake is such a great lake when it has fish.

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PostSat May 16, 2020 3:54 am 
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Thanks-Thatís what I was wondering about Mud Lake. Iíve gotten out of the habit of going there but see cars parked at the pull off where the trail goes up and wonder what itís like. Winterkills pretty frequently.
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PostMon May 18, 2020 5:38 am 
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Very aggressive
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PostMon May 18, 2020 9:26 am 
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Beautiful, how lucky to see them!

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PostMon May 18, 2020 3:44 pm 
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It is known among various experts that the badgers are getting out of hand in certain locals

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PostMon May 18, 2020 4:29 pm 
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In Canada they frequently call marmots badgers, they are not. huh.gif

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