Some USA Predators

American badger

The American badger has a flat body with brief legs and a triangular confront with a long, pointed, tipped-up nose. It has long brown or black fur with white stripes on its cheeks and one stripe running from its nose to the back of its head. It has little ears on the side of its head and long, sharp front claws. In the United States, the American badger can be found from the west coast to Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. It is also discovered in southern Canada in British Columbia, Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. The American Badger resides in open locations like plains and meadows, farmland, and the edges of woods.



Black Bear


The American black bear is the smallest of the 3 bears species discovered in North America, and are found only in The United States and Canada. Black bears have short, non-retractable claws that give them an excellent tree-climbing capability. Black bear fur is generally a consistent color except for a brown muzzle and light markings that sometimes appear on their chests. Eastern populations are normally black in color while western populations frequently reveal brown, cinnamon, and blond coloration in addition to black. Black bears with white-bluish fur are called Kermode (glacier) bears and these unique color phases are just found in coastal British Columbia, Canada.


Coyote


The coyote has grayish-brown to yellowish-brown fur on the top and whitish fur on its underparts. It has big triangular ears on the top of its head and a long, narrow muzzle. It has a black nose; yellow eyes; and a long, bushy tail. One method to tell the coyote apart from wolves and canines is to enjoy its tail when it runs. The coyote keeps up its tail down. Pets keep up their tails up, and wolves keep up their tails directly out. Coyotes are found in all parts of the United States, except for Hawaii. They are also found in Mexico, Central America, and many of Canada. The coyote is probably a non-native species in New England and New Hampshire. The very first report of a coyote in New Hampshire occurred in 1944 in Holderness. Because that time, the coyote population has actually spread out throughout the state, and the coyote is discovered in rural, rural, and even city locations.



Polar Bear


Polar bears are the largest land carnivores on the planet, equaled only by the Kodiak brown bears of southwestern Alaska. Polar bears sit at the top of the food chain in the biologically abundant Arctic. The most meat-eating of the bear types, polar bears feed primarily on the fat of ice-dependent seals. The remains of these seals offer food for numerous other Arctic wildlife species, giving polar bears an important function in their ecosystem. Polar bears are marine mammals, and invest much of their time on Arctic sea ice. Lots of adjustments make polar bears uniquely suited to life in icy environments. Their fur is thicker than other bears' and covers even their feet for warmth and traction on ice. A thick layer of blubber beneath their fur provides buoyancy and insulation. The long neck and narrow skull of the polar bear most likely help in simplifying the animal in the water while warming the air that they breathe, and their front feet are large, flat and oar-like, making them exceptional swimmers.



Eagle


Eagles are the biggest members of the raptor family. In The United States and Canada we have at least four types of eagles, the Bald Eagle and the Golden Eagle are homeowners of the continent. Both of these birds share the same areas into the far north in the warmer seasons and down to the southern states and Mexico in the cold weather. Eagles were listed as endangered birds however with the help and protection provided to them, they are when again becoming a typical sight. 2 other eagles are visitors from Asia and Eurasia and find their way to North America through the Aleutian Islands. They are the Steller's Sea Eagle and the White-tailed Eagle, also referred to as the "Gray-sea Eagle". These birds have actually even been understood to nest in Alaska.