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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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Abstract--In response to petitions to list the black-tailed prairie dog (BTPD, Cvnomys ludovicianus Ord) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, an inventory of the BTPD in Texas was undertaken.
Zack the Prairie Dog is a delightful book that reminds us all not to judge, but to focus on what we have in common.
Given this, along with strong evidence that ferrets select for specific areas with high prairie dog abundance (Biggins et al.
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.
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.