Black-tailed Prairie Dogs~ I got your Back! by Kimberly Chadwick

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Black-tailed Prairie Dogs

Tucson, AZ~ ASDM~ Canon Powershot SX40HS, June 2013

Black-tailed Prairie Dogs have what may be the most complex social structure os any rodent in America. Their “towns” once covered thousands of square miles and contained millions of individuals. Though they have been exterminated throughout much of their range, they still occur in large colonies consisting of topographically based wards that are further subdivided into small breeding coteries. Members of these family groups defend their territory against outsiders but greet eachother by touching incisors.

One of the most vociferous of southwestern mammals, this heavy-set ground squirrel earned it’s name for its constant bark and black-tipped tail.


kimberly chadwick, prairie dogs, mammals, rodents, arizona, endangered

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  • Keala
    Keala4 months ago

    I am the new host of squirrels and your work is lovely! We have some challenges up and are doing weekly features on Sundays. I like to build features out of new work so if you wish you can remove your work and resubmit it so your work can be in the current feature image pool…

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  • Keala
    Keala4 months ago


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