28 November 2011

bestiary: black footed ferret

what's most surprising about these guys is how vicious they were with prairie dog populations. they would hunt these rodents down in their own underground dens! they're also known as praire dog hunters. i mean, come on. squirrels, mice, and rats were not safe either. also suprising is how much these nocturnal guys sleep. nearly 21 hours. they're like sloths! i think. they were once hunted for the pelts but it sounds like the removal of prairie dog burrows by farmers in the 1900s has led to this species becoming endangered. mustela nigripes in moleskine.

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