Prairie Dog Eating ©JMacCausland.Add to Lightbox Download
A black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) is eating near Valentine, Nebraska. They are diurnal. Black-tailed prairie dogs do not hibernate all winter, leaving their borrow to forage. They enter a state of torpor at night to conserve energy. Tunnel depths are about 50–60" in deep.
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- © Janet MacCausland
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- Heartland & the Badlands, Mammals (see also Hoofed or Marine Mammals)