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This one was captured in the Aubrey Valley which is primarily desert grassland.
This was the only animal captured by an army of volunteers and biologists in the two days I spent spotlighting. At the moment of my photo, it was under anesthesia and was slowly recovering. I did not use flash so as not to agitate it. The Black-footed Ferret is an extremely endangered mammal that is native to grasslands in the west US.