My pictures were taken on the fly from my bike, so they aren't as close up or as clear as I'd like. The picture below shows a family of three. The two children ran back to Mom or Dad as I got close.
I certainly wouldn't want to have these 'cute' critters in my pasture. They destroy the grass and their burrows could easily break a horse's leg.
The Prairie Dogs are a little indiscriminate as to where they build their burrows. There were a number of entrances to burrows built on the bike path/walking trail.
Do you see the Prairie
This bold little fella was chattering
and shaking his tail at us!
Hey, watch out!
You're hogging the trail!