By: Sloane Hughes
Everything is bad! All of it! The Senate acquitting Donald Trump today is bad! The shady shit going on with the Iowa caucus is bad! Climate change is bad! The current administration is rolling back every environmental protection they possibly can and are actively helping it along, and that ‘s bad! The WiFi in my office today is bad! Tax season is approaching, annoying and bad! It ‘s only Wednesday! Bad! It ‘s all bad!!
There is only one thing today that is not bad, and it is the bond between this coyote and this badger.
An organization for environmental conservation called Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) captured footage on a night-vision camera of a coyote at the mouth of a culvert, waiting rather impatiently for an off-camera companion to catch up with him. After a second or two of the coyote springing excitedly into the air like the big danger puppy that he is, a squat little badger waddled into the frame, and the two proceeded to walk into the tunnel together.
So, yeah, this is basically a Disney movie about a coyote and a badger who are best friends exploring together, and the whole thing unfolded in the span of 12 seconds.
It ‘s so goddamn cute I want to punch a wall.
But wait, it gets better. Apparently, according to many scientific studies and Native American records, coyotes and badgers are well-known to team up and hunt together, because badger can dig small animals out of their burrows, and coyotes can chase them down.
So this 12 seconds of footage isn ‘t just a fluke or a happy coincidence ‘ this is real life. True love exists, miracles do happen, the coyote and the badger are best friends.