You probably have not seen of a spotted skunk. They're kind of rare.
You might not have heard of a black-footed ferret that eats prairie dogs for breakfast...and lunch and dinner. They're the most endangered mammal in the country.
You've heard the success story of the Bald Eagle - have you heard about the Lesser Prairie Chicken issue happening here in Kansas?
I finally found a link to my article in the Newton Kansan.
But here's a link about the skunks and one about the ferrets.