Monday, January 19, 2009

January 19, 2009

Prairie Dog (Cynomys)
I saw this guy on my walk today, just a few blocks from my place.
In Boulder, there are MANY prairie dogs and they live in "towns" spread out across, often, many acres. They burrow and tunnel and build elaborate living quarters. They are also big talkers and often make a series of screeches and hollers as you pass by.
They are heavily protected by animal activists so they kind of get to do what they like. They aren't hurting a soul and are quite cute to look at when you are walking or running our Creek Path system.

8 comments:

Babooshka said...

That's a cutie.

Walker said...

Busy little guy.

K said...

What a cutie!

Christina Klas said...

how cute! I've never seen a prairie dog in real life. It sounds like you have a lot of them though. =)

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gogouci said...

Looks like a cute, playful guy.

Boise Diva said...

He is a cutie, but I imagine he has some enemies if he tears up yards and landscapes.

Kris said...

Do they smell?

Paul said...

Love wildlife, where I live all you see are cats, dogs and squirrels.