Black-footed Ferret Wildlife Footage

A sampling of black-footed ferret footage collected in South Dakota.  Individual clips can be found at (contact us if you need help).

The black-footed ferret is generally considered by most endangered mammal in North America.  In fact it was at one time thought to be extinct but a small population was discovered in the wild in Wyoming.  The remaining animals were brought into a protective propogation facility with offspring subsequently reintroduced into the wild.  There are now a couple dozen reintroductions in about a dozen states as well as in Canada.  The video footage includes ferrets in the wild running and looking around.  In one very rare sequence a black-footed ferret above ground in daytime is attacked by a prairie dog, an amazing event considering that the ferret is the predator and the prairie dog is the prey.