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
The black-footed ferret is a member of the weasel family (mustelids). ... The ferret
primarily eats prairie dogs, and occasionally eat mice and other ... Appendix II
listed species can be traded commercially only if it does not harm their survival.
May 12, 2014 ... Once found throughout the Great Plains, the black-footed ferret is one of North
America's most endangered animals. They rely on prairie dogs ...
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The last wild black-footed ferrets were taken into captivity in 1987. Today, the
ferrets ... The ferret eats ground squirrels, mice, birds, and insects. It lives in
burrows ... Why do you think this might be of particular concern to the species
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.
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 ...