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prairie

pertaining to or emanating from the prairie.

prairie dog
small, 12 inches, 2 lb, gray-brown, herbivorous, diurnal rodent, living in burrows, in colonies or towns. Called also Cynomys ludovicianus.
prairie grass
paspalumurvillei.
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Let's face it: The prairie dogs are out there waiting for you," said Hoffman, whose stores (they also have a location in Mitchell, S.
In a companion paper, also published in EcoHealth today (insert link), CPW demonstrated that treating prairie dog colonies annually with a flea control dust or the oral vaccine can prevent population collapse resulting from plague.
Second, in an effort to reduce the risks to raptors, the current Rozol[R] and Kaput-D[R] Prairie Dog Bait labels require rodenticide applicators to conduct follow-up visits to the poisoned colonies at one to two day intervals to remove above ground poisoned BTPDs (http://www.
Hoogland found that prairie dog killers and their offspring had fewer fleas than nonkillers and their offspring, "but this trend was not significant," he says.
TABLE 1--Rodents tested for hantavirus antibodies in grassland with prairie dog colonies (GLPD), grassland without prairie dog colonies (GL), and mesquite scrublands (MS) in the Janos-Nuevo Casas Grandes prairie dog complex, in Chihuahua, Mexico.
For Gunnison's and white-tailed prairie dogs, however, polyandrous females were less likely than monandrous females to survive until the next mating season.
This bird relies on prairie dogs to nibble grass, creating clearings so plovers can build their nests on the ground.
Still, the most formidable challenge facing ferret recovery is whether suitable prairie dog habitat will be available to achieve the objectives of establishing enough multiple, viable populations of black-footed ferrets in the wild.
David Augustine, an ARS ecologist at the RRRU laboratory in Fort Collins, Colorado, and colleagues--in collaboration with state, federal, and university researchers--have results from several studies over the past 13 years showing that fire, prairie dogs, and cattle together maintain a mosaic of diverse vegetation, with varying heights, that supports a variety of wildlife as well as beefing up cattle.
Summary of black-tailed prairie dog population estimates.
Convinced that he is a prairie dog too--that would explain why he's different--the little dachshund teams up with Cody, and they embark on a quest to save the town from dangerous invaders and a devastating storm.
Given this, along with strong evidence that ferrets select for specific areas with high prairie dog abundance (Biggins et al.