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Black-Tailed Prairie Dog

Black-Tailed Prairie Dog line art illustration (click image to enlarge)

black-tailed prairie dog

Black-Tailed Prairie Dog full color illustration (click image to enlarge)

black-tailed prairie dog

Artist's notes:

black-tailed prairie dog thumbThe Black-Tailed Prairie Dog was completed on 12.10.09. These little rodents have so much character in their faces. Watching them endlessly (and nervously) fuss around their warrens is fascinating, when I get to see them in the zoos. The drawing is based on a photo by A.J. Haverkamp of the Netherlands.

Information about the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog:

The Blacktailed Prairie dog is a member of the family Sciuridae. These small mammals are native to the Great Plains of North America stretching from southern Canada down into northern Mexico. An adult usually weighs about 1.5 to 3 pounds (0.68 to 1.4 kg) with a body length of roughly 14 to 17 inches (36 to 43 centimeters), with a 3 to 4 inch tail (7.6 to 10 centimeters.) Males tend to be larger and heavier than the females. They are very social animals, living in multi-family burrows with a hierarchy and relatively complex social order. Some of these colonies are massive, with one as large as 4,000,000 individuals covering 25,000 square miles described in Texas. At one time, the species was considered endangered due to environmental pressures and disease, but thanks to conservation effort these rodents have rebounded and are no longer considered at risk.

Description: Fine art illustration of a Black-Tailed Prairie Dog. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.

The image is available for stock art illustration. Dealer inquires welcome.

Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Art Print

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  • Signed & numbered limited edition
  • Printed on acid-free archival paper
  • Available in 8"x10" or 11"x14"
  • Choose either B&W or Color
  • Affordable quality wildlife artwork
  • Item ships within 1-2 days

A high res digital version of this image may be purchased and downloaded. The artwork may also be licensed for commercial use such as advertising, packaging, displays and other printed materials.
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Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Cynomys
Species: C. Ludovicianus



Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Decal


black-tailed prairie dog decal

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  • Available in sizes from 6" up to 60"
  • Made of tough, tear resistant, silk-like cloth
  • Re-usable and repositionable
  • Will not leave a mark on walls

Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Art T-Shirt $29.95

Black-Tailed Prairie Dog art t-shirt

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  • 100% cotton
  • Hanes Authentic
  • Preshrunk and durable


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