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Is this really all that unusual? Somebody at CU Boulder thinks so. This shot made the university's Twitter page a little before 9 a.m. today.

What's the big deal? Are they dangerous? For the most part, it seems their diet consists of earthworms. insects, grubs, and small amphibians, reptiles, and birds. Apparently, humans don't make the menu.

The Twitter post warns people not to approach. It claims badgers can be "extremely dangerous."

According to Denver's Fox 31, Colorado Parks and Wildlife stood up in defense of the badger, claiming they are neither rare nor dangerous. Jennifer Churchill, a spokesperson for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said badgers are common to Colorado, especially around Estes Park, and prefer to avoid humans.

Okay, it seems we have a false alarm. Go about your daily business.

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