Friday, February 28, 2014

Prairie Dogs Have Their Own Secret City

Prairie Dogs create underground cities

Photo: A Utah prairie dog eating
Picture from National Geographic

Prairie Dogs live in extensive networks of tunnels underground which are marked by mounds of dirt at their surface entrance.Their burros have distinct changes for sleeping, nurseries and even toilets. They also feature listening posts near the the surface exits so they can listen for dangers outside.  They emerge from the earth during the day to forage and feed on grasses, seeds and roots. 

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