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Black-tailed Prairie Dog Cynomys ludovicianus

Track Hindprint 1 1/4" (3133 mm) long, with 5 toes printing; foreprint slightly smaller, with 4 toes printing.

Sign Burrow has conical entrance mounds of hard-packed earth at least 1' (30 cm) high and often more than 2' (60 cm) wide, resembling a miniature volcano. Burrows are usually found in groups that may occupy 100 acres or more.
Scat: Droppings are variable, usually elongated, 1/2" (12 mm) pellets; maybe be a connected string of small pellets.