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Biologists With Drones And Peanut Butter Pellets Are On A Mission To Help Ferrets

Enlarge this image Black-footed ferrets are the most endangered mammal in North America. Scientists in Montana are trying to save the ferrets by saving their main food source, prairie dogs. Kathryn Scott Osler/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Kathryn Scott Osler/Denver Post via Getty Images In central Montana, drones are dropping peanut butter pellets on prairie dog colonies. It’s part of an effort by biologists to save North America’s most endangered mammal — the black-footed ferret (or as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service calls it, the…

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