Prairie dogs are burrowing rodents native to the grasslands of North America. The five different species of prairie dogs are: black-tailed, white-tailed, Gunnison's, Utah, and Mexican prairie dogs. Prairie dog by nalindes
The Brutal Sport of Prairie Dog Hunting To biologists, prairie dogs are a keystone species of the American West. But to a lot of ranchers, farmers, and home owners, prairie dogs are an agricultural pest, a blight on suburban lawns. Shooting and poisoning them, even on federal lands, has somehow become completely legal and acceptable behavior.