prairie dog

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Synonyms for prairie dog

any of several rodents of North American prairies living in large complex burrows having a barking cry

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ONE OF THESE DAYS, I'll be semiretired living in the West and I'm going to make shooting prairie dogs a priority.
Popular prey options include coyotes, foxes, feral hogs and prairie dogs.
The current method for controlling plague consists of dusting prairie dog colonies with insecticide to kill fleas that transmit the pathogen.
Black-tailed prairie dog movements among the subcolonies were restricted by a ridge, dense vegetation, and an unpaved, graded, secondary road, therefore the three subcolonies were considered independent of each other with respect to Rozol[R] treatment.
Audrey Boag wondered if prairie dog moms kill ground squirrels to protect their pups from predation or from diseases carried by the squirrels.
Prairie Dog Song is a gorgeous book that blends information about grasslands with music and stunning collage illustrations.
The black-tailed prairie dog is a keystone species from the grasslands of North America that can modulate the assemblages of small mammals within their colonies (Ceballos et al.
Washington, Dec 05 ( ANI ): A new study has suggested that mating with more than one male increases reproductive success for female prairie dogs, despite an increase in risks.
Because ferrets rely on prairie dogs for food and shelter, their historical fate was to decline simultaneously with the majority of most prairie dog populations that were displaced by farming, removed to limit grazing competition with introduced domestic livestock, or devastated by sylvatic plague, a disease that was inadvertently introduced from overseas via flea-infested rats.
The suit also names Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth and writer Aidan Morgan.
Augustine found the highest densities of plovers were on the burned sites and among prairie dog colonies.
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.
At nearly 100 pages, Zack the Prairie Dog is surprisingly longer than most children's picture books.