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Unformatted text preview: Appearance • Tan body, black legs and feet, black tip on tail, and black mask • Short legs, with large front paws, and claws for digging • Large skull and strong jaw and teeth adapted for eating meat • Height- 6 inches, length- 18-24 inches with 5-6 inch tail, weight 1.5-2.5 pounds- males slightly heavier than females, lifespan- 3-4 years in wild and 7-9 in captivity Diet • 90% of diet is Staples Praire dogs—can eat more than 100 per year • Also eats ground squirrels, small rodents, rabbits and birds • uses its olfactory senses to detect prey What Eats it • coyotes, great-horned owls, golden eagles, prairie falcons, badgers, bobcats and foxes http://ecos.fws.gov/speciesProfile/profile/speciesProfile.action?spcode=A004 http://www.defenders.org/wildlife_and_habitat/wildlife/black-footed_ferret.php...
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- Spring '10
- Ecology, Prairie dog, black footed ferret, prairie dog colonies, season March-April Gestation, May-June Litter size