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Small Critters Take Big Stage

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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.