Near Hulett in Crook County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Life Above and Below Ground
Devils Tower National Monument
Eradication programs have reduced the black-tailed prairie dog’s range from thousands of square miles to a few scattered preserves like this one at Devils Tower National Monument. Prairie dogs now inhabit about two percent of the area they occupied 200 years ago.
Two hundred years ago, black-tailed prairie dogs lived throughout most of the Great Plains.
Safety for Prairie Dogs and People
- Do not fee or get close to prairie dogs. They can bite, and some may have plague-carrying fleas. Human food sickens prairie dogs, and feeding encourages them to wander into the road where they may be run over.
- Do not reach into prairie dog holes. Black widow spiders and rattlesnakes may live there also, and both have poisonous bites.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 44° 35.148′ N, 104° 42.469′ W. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hulett WY 82720, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. People of the Land (approx. half a mile away); Buried Tower (approx. 0.6 miles away); How Did the Tower Form? (approx. 0.6 miles away); Devils Tower ... the first National Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Friends, Family, and Fun (approx. 0.7 miles away); Devils Tower (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Devils Tower (approx. 2.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Devils Tower National Monument. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on February 23, 2014.)
2. Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Fact Sheet. From the Defenders of Wildlife website. (Submitted on February 23, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 332 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 23, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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