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VIDEO: Coyote, badger captured on camera playing together

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A coyote and a badger are seen playing together in a surveillance-type video. (Peninsula Open Space Trust)

SANTA CRUZ, Ca. (WPEC) -- A wildlife camera captured an animal behavior that was never-before-seen until now.

A coyote and a badger are seen playing together in a surveillance-type video posted by the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), a non-profit land trust that protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay.

According to POST, scientific studies and Native American records show that coyotes and badgers are known to hunt together.

The video, which was originally posted to the POST's Facebook and Twitter and has now gone viral, depicts the two animals moving through a small tunnel in the southern Santa Cruz Mountains.

The footage was recorded as part of a research initiative on how wildlife moves across the California mountains.

The POST is partnered with Pathways for Wildlife which is a research organization specializing in identifying, monitoring and implementing connectivity designs for wildlife movement within a landscape, according to the website.