Black-footed Ferrets in Aubrey Valley, AZ

I visited Arizona in March of 2013 to assist Arizona Game & Fish in their monitoring of Black-footed Ferrets (Mustela nigripes). I went with Dr. Valerie Staton, Ohio Dominican psychology professor. She has a lot of experience with Black-footed Ferrets and I am collaborating with her regarding her research on ferret dispersal patterns.

Aubrey Valley, view from the highway


Aubrey Valley, view from the ridge


Gunnison's Prairie Dog, primary prey for the ferrets in Aubrey Valley


Blake and 'Athan'


'Athan'


Ferret teeth


'Athan' returning home


Ferret in hand


The masked bandit