Aw heck Dr. Cattlerancher! Thanks for all of your enlightenment! We might as well swing this in a new direction. What do prairie dogs eat? I'm confused by this. You say there is no grass in prairie dog towns but all the ones on the Refuge I work at have grass and forbs (I'm not in sagebrush country so none of that here). In fact, all the prairie dog towns I've ever seen have grass and forbs on them, sure they are grazed down by the little critters but it's still there. Are you telling me prairie dogs eat dirt? Or maybe they eat sagegrouse? I don't know? What's gonna be next on you list of things to b!t@# about? You wanna go into threatened and endangered species next? Whooping cranes, black footed ferrets, piping plovers, least terns, Gunnison sage grouse, Attwaters prairie chickens. On second thought maybe we shouldn't since I've worked on piping plovers and stackin_smilers is working with them right now... I've worked on turkeys - yeah we could talk about that since I was introducing them into an area for the state, for research, for hunters. But then again, I did have some mortality due to alfalfa mowers and I had a nest trampled by cattle so that could start a whole other sh!tstorm since you're a cattle guy... This is entertaining for me!