Badger makes a home at Dry Fork Station

All types of furry friends can be made at the Dry Fork Station, Basin Electric’s power plant under construction near Gillette, WY, including a badger that has been hanging around the station in various places for about two years.

Dry Fork Station

Doug Ramsey caught this photo of the badger right outside his office on July 2, 2010.

Doug Ramsey, construction manager at Dry Fork Station, says you never know when or where he is going to show up.

Although the badger doesn’t have a given name, Ramsey says, “I think someone called him Bobby Badger the other day, but I don’t think that name is official.”

The badger has been seen all over, including a tunnel 100 feet from Ramsey’s office. “There were guys walking past him in the tunnel about 20 or 25 feet away. He was just watching them walk by. It must have gotten too busy for him because he headed across the site as the day got busier,” Ramsey says.

Ramsey says there are no safety concerns about the badger as of now. “He hasn’t bothered anyone yet and he leaves when they start digging around the area he’s in.”

Other animals have been spotted at the Dry Fork Station including cottontail rabbits, antelope, deer and a mother bobcat with her two kittens.

Ramsey says he hasn’t seen or heard about the mother bobcat for about a month.

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