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Using ATVs, workers in Badlands National Park dust each Prairie dog burrow in a colony for fleas. Fleas can carry sylvatic plague, one of the biggest threats to endangered Black-footed ferrets, which also use the burrows.

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Black-footed Ferret
Using ATVs, workers in Badlands National Park dust each Prairie dog burrow in a colony for fleas. Fleas can carry sylvatic plague, one of the biggest threats to endangered Black-footed ferrets, which also use the burrows.