Badgers are good hunters. They will prey on rodents, snakes, rabbits, and a wide variety of other animals.
The american badger is also preyed on by other, much larger predators. Especially the young badgers, they are targeted by bears, coyotes, golden eagles, cougars, and humans. Farmers in areas that inhabit badgers will kill them off of their land. They do this because the burrows and dens made by badgers are hazards the cattle can twist their legs in.
Some believe that coyotes and badgers may work together as hunting partners. They think this because many times the two will be seen hunting in the same area. But the reality of this is the two are competing for dinner. The coyote waits for the badger to burrow down in search of prey. When he burrows many times animals will be flushed out of the ground. The coyotes are there just waiting for an easy meal.