Squirrel holding a peanut in its mouth. Today's dose of squirrel cuteness. #waitingforRedsandGrays
Prairie dogs, a type of ground squirrel are considered a keystone species because they are the primary diet in prairie species such as the black-footed ferret, swift fox, golden eagle, American badger, and ferruginous hawk. Also, the mountain plover & the burrowing owl rely on prairie dog burrows for nesting areas. We need to remember even the smallest of creatures play an important role in the circle of life.