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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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The study consisted of two sampling sites in each of the following habitat types (totaling six sampling sites): (1) grasslands without prairie dogs colonies, (2) grasslands with active prairie dogs colonies, and (3) mesquite (Prosopis) scrublands.
2007) found that models incorporating local (burrow length, number of burrows, and percent shrub cover), colony (percent prairie dog activity), and landscape (distance to water) variables were the best predictors of presence of Burrowing Owls' nest burrows.
What Slobodchikoff and his colleagues were surprised to discover was how prairie dogs distinguished their sounds when different individuals of the same species went by.
While the animals get used to their new home, researchers feed them live prairie dogs so they can practice hunting.
Density and distribution of the black-tailed prairie dog in Texas.
Zack the Prairie Dog is a delightful book that reminds us all not to judge, but to focus on what we have in common.
However, in 2008, researchers confirmed the presence of sylvatic plague in prairie-dog towns within the park, yet another threat to the prairie dogs and so to the thin strand that ties the black-footed ferret to survival.
If the prairie dog becomes extinct these other species may follow.
In the presence of prairie dogs I feel calm, safe, and reassured, sensing there is something more enduring than our own minds.
Accuracy was mediocre and, on the occasions when they did hit a prairie dog, expansion was unreliable.
The challenge is for continued ferret and prairie dog management efforts to complete the job.
IT WAS A PRAIRIE DOG BROTHER-IN-LAW WHO TAUGHT AMBASSADOR BLUESTONE TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE, AN ABILITY THAT HAS MADE HIM THE DARLING OF THE GROUND SQUIRREL-AMERICAN COMMUNITY.
What kind of future does the diminishing prairie dog 'predict' for the plains?
htm), and who had exposure to an infected prairie dog, were considered eligible for enrollment as study case-patients.
At the same time, diseases swept through the prairie dog community and wiped out many of them.