Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Northwest Indiana
I don't imagine it would be very likely. A prairie dog lost outside would probably become terrified and hide up somewhere. As a burrowing prey animal it wouldn't be in their nature to run around in the open trying to find home again like a dog would.
Even if it did run around and try to find its way home a little prairie dog stands a much greater chance of being picked off by a predator before it even starts than a dog, with any passing hawks, foxes, dogs, maybe even cats all seeing it as an easy meal.