The black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes), also known as the American polecat or
prairie dog hunter, is a species of mustelid native to central North America.
Prairie dogs make up more than 90% of the black-footed ferret's diet. A ferret may
eat more than 100 prairie dogs in one year. Black-footed ferrets are also ...
Black-footed Ferret The black-footed ferret eats prairie dogs. It slithers down
prairie dog tunnels and kills the prairie dog with a quick bite to the back of the
Protect endangered species, including the black footed ferret, at World Wildlife
Fund. ... Nocturnal species hunt, eat, and wander under the comfort of darkness.
What do black-footed ferrets eat? Black-footed ferrets are carnivores (meat-eaters
) and only eat prairie dogs (Cynomys species). Prairie dogs are rodents that ...
The last wild black-footed ferrets were taken into captivity in 1987. Today ... The
ferret eats ground squirrels, mice, birds, and insects. ... Why do you think this is?
But though its body is long, thin, and bendy, in some ways the black-footed ferret
is not very flexible; it is a specialized prairie dog predator, and eats almost ...
These ferrets sleep during the day and hunt prairie dogs at night. Prairie dogs
make up 90% of a black footed ferret's diet. A ferret may eat over 100 prairie dogs
Sep 24, 2015 ... When he does pop his tiny masked face up to take a peek around, it is .... And a
black-footed ferret can eat more than 100 prairie dogs in a year.