Stop using them as targets rednecks.
They can even decipher predators, colors and shapes
By Shepard Ambellas
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (INTELLIHUB) — A professor at Northern Arizona University, Con Slobodchikoff, has dedicated his 30-plus year career to the study of the Gunnison’s prairie dog language. And believe it or not prairie dogs have quite the complex language as Slobodchikoff’s findings show after conducting long-term detailed studies based on “rigorous statistical methods”.
Interestingly the professor’s work shows that prairie dogs give “different alarm calls for different species of predators” as they can actually tell what kind of creature they are dealing with. One alarm call for coyotes, another for domestic dogs, another for humans, another Red-tailed Hawks and so on. And even more interestingly the prairie dogs never get the animals mixed up, even though coyotes and dogs look similar.
They can even distinguish the same humans by their shirt color, giving a detailed description…
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