Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Prairie Dog Hogs
We went for a bike ride along the Cherry Creek Trail a few weeks ago. The trail goes through several areas with Prairie Dogs. I love watching them. They are so cute (as long as they are on someone else's land!) They utter warning chirps. They stand tall, and as still as statues until the very last minute. They scamper along the ground, and dive down their holes.
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!
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