Common Name: Black-Footed Ferret
Scientific Name: (Mustela nigripes)
Habitat: They are now mainly found in Wyoming and it's neighboring states. They generally will burrow in or near prairie dog holes.
Profile: The Black-Footed Ferret has a black face mask, black legs, and a black-tipped tail. Black-Footed Ferrets are nearly 60 centimeters (2 feet) in length and weigh up to 1.1 kilogram (2.5 pounds).
Stuff From the Past: The Black-Footed Ferret was found over a wide area, but it is difficult to make a conclusive statement on its historical abundance due to its nocturnal and secretive habits. The historical range of the species, based on specimen collections, includes 12 States. (These states were Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. Plus the two Canadian Provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.) There is prehistoric evidence of this ferret occurring from the Yukon Territory in Canada to New Mexico and Texas. At one point it was thought to be extinct but later one last group of them was found.
What These Critters Like To eat: Prairie Dogs!!! Well, this is what the really like to eat, but other small critters are a pleasant change of taste.