||A mink-sized member of the weasel family. Pelage is buff with the throat and belly generally whiter. The feet are black, as is the tip of the tail. A black band covers the eyes, and is more prominent in younger individuals.
||Associated exclusively with prairie dog towns. Use burrows for shelter and feeds on prairie dogs and other species that live within the town. Black-footed ferrets require large complexes of prairie dog colonies, 10,000 acres or more with towns no farther than three miles apart to sustain a viable population of 120 ferrets.
||March - April
|Status in North Dakota
||Prairie dogs and other small animals