The Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804+ was so pleased with these fellows that several were sent back East, alive.  Unlike many rodents, they only have one litter a year.Prairie Dog

Prairie Dog

Prairie Dog

Prairie Dogs at Inlet Grove

The Prairie Dog is prey to many creatures.  A Bald Eagle would take one if it wasn’t much work (preferring easier to catch carrion), but the Golden Eagle and Ferruginous Hawk are more effective predators of the rodents.Bald Eagle with Prairie Dogs

The remains of one.Prairie Dog (After The Fox)

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