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Black-Tailed Prairie Dog

About Black-Tailed Prairie Dog

The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog is actually a squirrel. They live underground in burrows and they have a bark like a dog. Many prairie dogs will live together in a network of burrows called a township. One township can have thousands of prairie dogs living in it. The townships are ventilated. Prairie dogs were once more common than they are today. They live mostly in the central plains of North America, and before the large prairies were made into farms, prairie dogs were a common site. Today, some species of prairie dogs are rare.