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  1. There are five species of prairie dogs in North America, but only the black-tailed prairie dog inhabits Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Named for their bark-like calls and black-tipped tail, black-tailed prairie dogs are small, short-tailed animals with eyes and small ears set far back on their heads.
  2. PRAIRIE DOG TRAPPING ^ If you prefer a more “permanent” solution, removing prairie dogs can be done with live traps or kill traps. Live traps might sound tedious but for small populations, its highly effective. With the right trap and bait, prairie dogs are easy to catch. From there you can either destroy or relocate the animal desired.
  3. Aug 17,  · (CNN) Prairie dogs infected with the plague -- yes, the plague -- have shut down parts of a city and wildlife area near Denver this summer. Sections of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National .
  4. A prairie dog town is a group of coteries. The wild diet of a prairie dog consist of grasses, leaves, seeds, roots and insects. Prairie dogs in the wild will live on average of 3 to 4 years of age. In captivity, they can live 8 to 12 years old. Prairie Dog as a Pet. Prairie dogs do make good pets.
  5. Montana • Gophers, Prairie Dogs and Varmint hunting is fast becoming the off season "thing to do" while passing the time waiting for the fall big game season to return. By itself or in preparation for an upcoming fall elk or spring turkey, varmint hunts allow the prospective hunter the ability to enjoy wildlife viewing, fantastic private land western wildlife habitat, and shooting.
  6. Prairie dogs generally co-exist with cattle in prairie grass less than inches tall, typically found in rolling hills or on flat terrain. The prairie terrain does not seem to .
  7. Prairie dogs are stocky, burrowing rodents that live in colonies called towns. French explorers called them "little dogs" because of the barking noise they often make. Today, about two million acres of prairie dog colonies comprised of five species remain in North America, mainly in the Great Plains.
  8. Scapegoated for crop damage and livestock injuries, prairie dogs are used as live targets in organized shoots on public lands, miles away from crops and cattle. Prairie dogs play an important role in the ecosystem. They provide food for predators and shelter for other burrowing animals.

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