Small Critters Take Big Stage - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Small Critters Take Big Stage

Posted: Updated:
GREYCLIFF -

One of Montana's smallest critters got a chance to take the big stage Saturday.

Rangers at Greycliff's Prairie Dog Town State Park presented a program called, "Prairie Dogs: A Night Out At Town."

Young kids got a chance to learn about the cute little critters, including how they battle predators, and their impact on the environment.

"Basically the black tailed prairie dog are the keystone species, which means that everything else in this community here depends on the prairie dog. So all the eagles, all the hawks, all the ferrets, badgers, they're all here because of the prairie dog," said Scott Stevens with Montana State Parks.

One interesting fact mentioned Saturday was that prairie dogs have a different warning call for each type of predator.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Not In Our Town Public Meeting

    Not In Our Town Public Meeting

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:11 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:11:36 GMT
    Not In Our Town held an informal town hall meeting Wednesday at the Billings Public Library.
    Not In Our Town held an informal town hall meeting Wednesday at the Billings Public Library.
  • Sage Tower Fire Clean-up, Injured Man in Critical Condition

    Sage Tower Fire Clean-up, Injured Man in Critical Condition

    Sage Tower Fire Clean-up, Injured Man in Critical Condition

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:14:59 GMT
    Workers at Sage Tower, a local assisted living apartment complex, are cleaning up after a fire from Tuesday night.
    Workers at Sage Tower, a local assisted living apartment complex, are cleaning up after a fire from Tuesday night.
  • Shakespeare Turns 450

    Shakespeare Turns 450

    Shakespeare Turns 450

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:01:39 GMT
    Actors with the Montana Shakes! program had children rolling on the ground in laughter as they celebrated Shakespeare's 450th birthday.
    Actors with the Montana Shakes! program had children rolling on the ground in laughter as they celebrated Shakespeare's 450th birthday.