His day was passed pleasantly in traversing a beautiful tract, making botanical and geological researches, and observing the habits of an extensive village of prairie dogs
, at which he made several ineffectual shots, without considering the risk he ran of attracting the attention of any savages that might be lurking in the neighborhood.
Slobodchikoff's work with prairie dogs
combines the use of (http://carla.
Con Slobodchikoff-a professor emeritus of biology at Northern Arizona University and author of 'Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals'-has been studying prairie dogs
for 30 years and discovered that these North American rodents 'converse' in a sophisticated form of vocal communication that is nothing less than a language.
ONE OF THESE DAYS, I'll be semiretired living in the West and I'm going to make shooting prairie dogs
Popular prey options include coyotes, foxes, feral hogs and prairie dogs
in the wild are less likely to succumb to plague after they ingest peanut-butter-flavored bait that contains a vaccine against the disease, according to a U.
Today, after almost 15 years of target shooting, recreational plinking, slaying squirrels, prairie dogs
and other vermin, I must confess--this just might be the greatest thing since, dare I say it, sliced bread
Ferruginous hawks (Buteo regalis, FEHA) that migrate through and winter in central and southern plains in the United States and eastern Mexico prey on black-tailed prairie dogs
(Cynomys ludovicianus, BTPD; Plumpton and Andersen, 1997; Bak et al, 2001).
Competition for resources may be a contributing factor to the killings, Susan Milius reported in "Killer prairie dogs
make good moms" (SN: 4/16/16, p.
The second level provides detailed information about grasslands, the prairie dogs
that live in them, and the efforts to protect both.
At about one year old, prairie dogs
go out on their own and find new homes in abandoned tunnels or by digging new tunnels.
Equal parts entertaining and educational, John HooglandAEs story is just as much about the prairie dogs
as it is about the challenges and excitement of field research.