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.
The endangered black-footed ferret is a member of the weasel family. It is the
only ferret native to North America—the domestic ferret is a different species of ...
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The rarest native mammal in the United States, the black-footed ferret is a short-
legged, slender-bodied weasel. It measures just 1 1/2 feet (46 cm) nose to tail.
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Range Description: Historically, Black-footed Ferret was found throughout the
Great Plains, mountain basins, and semiarid grasslands of west-central North ...
Black-footed ferret peeks out of a burrow / Mike Lockhart, USFWS. Learning to
hunt a prairie dog. Mike Lockhart, USFWS. Black-footed ferret in the wild.
The black-footed ferret is a member of the mustelidae of weasel family. It has a
long body and yellowish-brown fur with a blackish wash on its back. It is about ...
The black-footed ferret is 18 to 24 inches long, including a 5 to 6 inch tail. It
weighs only one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half pounds, with males slightly larger