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The black-tailed prairie dog is a rodent of the family sciuridae found in the Great Plains of North America from about the USA-Canada border to the USA-Mexico border. They were the most common prairie dog species collected in the wild for sale as exotic pets, until this trade was banned in 2003 by the United States federal government.
Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomus ludovicianus) at sunset, Attica Zoological Park, Athens, Greece, Europe
Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 135 mm, 1/125 sec at f/ 9, ISO 200
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