Thursday, November 1, 2012

It's Not Too Late For the Black-Footed Ferret

Not too late...yet.  You hear a lot of people around this area (notably cattle farmers and real estate developers) complain about prairie dogs (cattle break their legs in the little dogs' burrows and it's expensive and inconvenient to kill them and clear their little towns).  But why did prairie dog populations spike in recent decades anyway?  An ecosystem exists in a very sensitive balance and needs all its players to maintain it: take away the predators and this is what happens.  Hopefully this species can make a successful comeback, 18 individuals the unsuspecting Adams and Eves in their own Genesis project.