In a recent post I mentioned that I didn’t want to bore anyone with my many, many, many shots of incredibly cute prairie dogs in South Dakota and Wyoming. I received comments urging me to bore them with more shots, so I will comply with their requests.
On a recent trip of National Parks we encountered huge fearless populations of prairie dogs at Wind Cave National Park and at Devil’s Tower. They are so stinking cute it’s impossible to not stop and shoot. Once you start your brain waves change and you cannot stop. You enter a Prairie Dog Induced Coma – I capitalize because this is a technical term. I have concerns that viewing images may cause the same effect. Proceed at your own risk…
This is the prairie dog that attacked Karen – after thinking about this for a while, it may have been trying to wake her from the Prairie Dog Induced Coma (PDIC) – this little guy may have saved her life!
Some dogs operate in pairs – one alway serving as a look-out. Seems that the skinny one is usually the look-out, wonder why?
Note how the dog on the left looks both ways while his cohort continues to eat without concern.
The area to the left of the posts is the only area where humans are allowed to walk. Note that prairie dogs don’t care about our rights.
These two were talking about us, I just know it!
It amazes me that those little tails can keep them upright. This guy looks about ready to nod off.
The valley below Devil’s Tower was filled with dogs – does this remind anyone else of “Whack-a-mole”?
Nice digs! Note that another dog has violated the treaty and is digging in the dirty where people belong!
If I am allowed a favorite prairie dog, this one is it. This mother dog looks like she has been through it. I’m thinking she took on a coyote or a fox to defend her young, or maybe she cut herself shaving. Either way, she’s a badass!
It’s amazing she has such good posture, she could use a tiny 8-cupped bra. Brave little thing – my hero!
Next a series of shots taken in about 30 seconds of a very paranoid prairie dog…
Gives you whiplash.
King of the Prairie
OK – look away from the screen before it’s too late….