prairie dog


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prairie dog

in. [for people in office cubicles] to pop up to see what’s going on in the rest of the office. Everybody was prairie dogging to see what was going on.
See also: dog
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If you need to take a shooting bench with you to a public range or a field full of prairie dogs, I recommend the table Dixie Gun Worxs makes.
Varmint hunting also offers a convenient opportunity to introduce young people to the sport--particularly in locales where prairie dogs plague local farmers and ranchers.
From 2013 to 2015, a consortium of 14 federal, state, tribal and non-governmental agencies worked together to field test the plague vaccine in all four prairie dog species present across seven western states, including Arizona, Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
Black-tailed prairie dog activity and FEHA foraging behavior were documented between 0930 and 1600 h on days 8-11 and 16 and 17 post Rozol[R] application.
We never observed a ground squirrel kill or injure an adult or juvenile prairie dog," says study coauthor John Hoogland.
Spatial variation in keystone effects: small mammal diversity associated with black-tailed prairie dog colonies.
The black-tailed and white-tailed prairie dogs were mostly monandrous (mating with only one male), but the Gunnison's and Utah prairie dogs were mostly polyandrous.
To make sure that didn't happen, they killed off billions of prairie dogs.
These partners have supported the Service in addressing various challenges to securing this species in the wild, locating adequate prairie dog populations sufficient for supporting several thousand black-footed ferrets, and reintroducing the species in the wild at 20 sites in 8 western states, Mexico, and Canada.
Wildfires and prairie dogs were considered disturbances to be suppressed.
Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to list the black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus; BTPD) as threatened throughout its range (USFWS 1999, Van Putten & Miller 1999).
Imagine this unlikely duo: Zack, a dachshund who is terrified of storms and too short to see the neighborhood dogs on the other side of the fence, and Cody, a prairie dog with autism.
2008), thus we hypothesized that ferrets occupying areas with higher densities of prairie dog burrows would have smaller home ranges.
Although often thought of as nothing more than a rodent, the prairie dog also happens to have the most sophisticated animal language known to science--capable of describing the size and shape of an individual predator--and it is one of the six species identified as most likely to become extinct in the 21st century.
The black-tailed prairie dog and one of her young were photographed but the rest are still below ground in burrows.