Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Prairie Dogs

We just learned about the Anteater.

Prairie Dogs are small animals found in North America, that are part of the squirrel family.

prairie dog
(from: wikipedia - prairie dog)

If you see the small hole in the ground for a prairie dog,
you might just think it's a small place for them to hide out in the storm,
but prairie dog holes, or burrows can be up to 33 feet long and 10 feet under ground!

And they're not just a simple hole either, they are tunnels with small little rooms (or chambers).
There can be up six different entrances to the underground tunnels,
and they sometimes have different chambers for raising babies,
sleeping, and hiding out from the cold in the winter.