Monday, June 18, 2007

Passing the Prairie Dogs

On the way home from the store on Sunday we took a little nature trail detour. The prairie dogs were out and barking. There were dozens of them on both sides of the trail yipping and popping in and out of their holes.

I've heard that a few of them will normally stay out of the hole until the last minute so that they can warn the others when predators are coming and sound the "all clear" when the danger has passed. These prairie dogs were almost fearless, waiting until we were practically standing beside them to disappear down their holes. A few even graciously posed for pictures.

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