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Prairie Dog

Black-tailed Prairie Dogs

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Prairie Dogs are small mammals and members of the rodent family. They live in large family groups in underground burrows. Group members will great each other with a 'kiss' or 'nuzzle'. During the day they feed on grass, roots and seeds above ground and at night they sleep inside the saftey of their burrows. They communicate with each other with loud cries and will use warning calls to let the group know when danger is near.

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