Ferrets In The Wild Noah talks with Mike Albee, a wildlife biologist and the project manager of the Colorado Blackfooted Ferret Reintroduction Program in Craig, Colorado. They discuss a plan that's being implemented to simultaneously protect ferrets that live in the region while introducing them to life in the wild. Very large pens have been constructed that contain nineteen ferrets, which are part of a new project for the control of the region's prairie dog population. The pens protect them from raptors and other predators while the ferrets are educated about living in the wild. Albee hopes to train the ferrets to eat prairie dogs, which are considered a pest in the area. At this point in the project, the ferrets are being fed "prairie dog nuggets" so that they will develop a taste for the small rodents.