All three of the predators are dangerous to prairie dogs. But which one of them is the most dangerous? That was last week’s Prairie Dog Predator challenge. Did you take it?
Here is the answer!
According to the Prairie Dog Squad, here are the number of captures or successful attacks for each of these dangerous predators so far this year, at Dr. John Hoogland’s research site in New Mexico. See if you were right about which of these predators is the most dangerous:
1) The Bobcat captured 3 prairie dogs
2) The Golden Eagle captured 11 prairie dogs
3) The Coyote captured 18 prairie dogs
Wow! The COYOTE is the most dangerous predator this year! Were you right? Are you surprised?
(Photo Credits: Paul and Jill, goingslo, jack_spellingbacon, victoria burman)