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Black-tailed Prairie Dog

Prairie dogs issue different sounds identifying various predators, which include hawks, owls, eagles, ravens, coyotes, badgers, ferrets and snakes.

Prairie dogs live in "towns" which are divided into neighborhoods called "wards." Within these wards are family burrows known as "coteries."

HABITATPrairie and grassland
DIETGrasses, sedges, forbs, roots, seeds and insects
LIFE Expectancy 3-5 years

Fun Fact
A bobcat is only twice the size of a housecat but can bring down prey 10 times its weight.
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