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  •  Prarie Dogs are about the outer limit (0+ / 0-)

    for them.  They do lots of insects and other arthropods, small reptiles, small birds, mice, rats, and then other small mammals such as ground squirrels, baby bunnies (Awwwwww), gophers, and, no doubt, some prarie dogs too.

    "Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini

    by enhydra lutris on Tue Jan 20, 2009 at 06:44:40 PM PST

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    •  I think that's right, they're quite small (1+ / 0-)
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      called Burrowing Owls (rather than Burrow) and LIVE in (abandoned) prairie dog burrows, at least in W CO.  I have talked with biologists that did surveys in the 80s before Grand Jct. suburbs (and dirt bikes) encroached on their habitat.  Oil and gas too has had a major impact.  Populations here have been decimated in the last 20 years.

      •  In CA it is mostly not (1+ / 0-)
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        Prarie Dog burrows, because we lack them.  Ground squirrel and gopher burrows are popular.  Habitat destruction is the big threat - largely development.

        "Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini

        by enhydra lutris on Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 09:33:52 AM PST

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    •  Otters chatting with owls! (1+ / 0-)
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      I love you guys with those endangered screen names!

      :D

      Like communism and fascism before it, fundamentlism will not rest until it is thoroughly discredited or the entire world is under its yoke.

      by Guinho on Tue Jan 20, 2009 at 07:36:46 PM PST

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