While I was out in the yard with the dog this morning, I heard the neighbor's dog barking and thought it was trying to push its nose under the fence.
"Hey," I thought, "That little dog looks a lot like a badger."
So I climbed up onto the fence to get a better look.
Tip: Hanging over your neighbor's fence with a camera might be an awkward way to meet your new neighbor, unless you have an icebreaker like, "Say, did you know you have a badger in your yard?"
I'm a little worried that the badger didn't seem afraid of the dog. Or, really, me.