Saturday, November 16, 2013

CAMERA CRITTERS

Found this little rascal in one of the Prairie Dog towns at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, near Medora, North Dakota, him and a few thousand relatives!


Here are two of them, there were many, many, many more.





You can find more information about them here.





Why does a Prairie Dog cross the road?  


Because the grass is greener on the other side I guess, and that funny woman with the camera can read signs, and she will obey.


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Camera Critters

38 comments:

gigihawaii said...

Cute things! I have never seen prairie dogs in person, so these photos are a treat, Denise.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Nice photos. I love the one with the little guy crossing the road. Dianne

jabblog said...

Fascinating little beasts - I'm sure it's very entertaining to see them in numbers in the wild.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

They look cute, great photos. Have a good weekend Diane

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

They look cute, great photos. Have a good weekend Diane

eileeninmd said...

Denise, they are cute critters. I would love to see them in the wild. I have only seen them in the zoos. Happy Weekend to you!

Adam said...

cute critters

TexWisGirl said...

they are so cute, but i'm so glad we don't have them here. the damage they'd do to the pastures would be incredible!

sandyland said...

cute little guys

Betty Manousos said...

hi denise, i love to see the critters you get over there.

i'd love to see a prairie dog in person
xx

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fabulous shots of these cute little critters! Have a wonderful weekend!

Arija said...

What a lovely post Denise! So nice to see whole colony of them.
Sorry I was not up to posting anything this week, came down with a quite terrible gastric something-or-other, still not out of the woods.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yeah, those guys definitely have big families! Darling pictures.

SweetMarie said...

They're cuddly looking! I love critters.:) Happy weekend to you!

Our photos said...

Cute photos!
Greetings from Holland, RW & SK

Elephant's Child said...

Such a gorgeous critter - him and his family.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

Not having these interesting and unique creatures here in Oz, I'm all the more fascinated and followed the link. What clever critters with how they manage their "crop rotation" and, their "towns". I was so surprised to see their young is referred to as 'pups', but not more so than learning they are more closely related to ground squirrels! You captured some wonderful images of that particular fellow/girl!
PS I also imagined their life-span would be longer but of course nature's way is clever, the "towns" are so large in numbers.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Fantastic shot of these cute animals.

Terri Buster said...

How cute- I do not know why they call them dogs, I will have to go read about them!

Linda said...

Denise, they are adorable...and they do look like little rascals. :)

Carole M. said...

great snaps!

Out on the prairie said...

They are fun to watch. I sat near a home for 45 minutes just getting shots of the babies. Usually you see a few burrowing owls nearby.

Tiggeriffic said...

We took a trip to Montana once and saw lots of these little critters all over the place.. I just love to watch them sit on their hind legs.. They are very friendly and was not to afraid of us. I think they like to pose when they see someone with a camera. They are so cute..
Have a tiggeriffic Day~! ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Sweepy said...

Woof, they don't look like dogs, Denise. I don't know really because we don't have prairie dogs here.

We are safe and sleeping most days ;-)

Betsy Adams said...

Neat photos of the Prairie Dog, Denise. I've seen them at a distance in the Smokies (Cades Cove)... I love the way they stand up and look around!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Kay said...

Oh yes! We saw those prairie dogs on our trip too and were completely enchanted with them. I imagine the farmers and ranchers probably don't care for their tunnels though.

Mimsie said...

I've never seen a prairie dog of course, living in Australia. They are very cute and remind me of the meerkats they have in Africa.
Thanks for sharing some delightful pics.

Valerie said...

This is a first for me, Denise. I've not heard of prairie dogs before. I can understand the temptation to feed them.

Steve Borichevsky said...

Ah, the prairie dog. How I miss living out west.

Linda Gross said...

Prairie dogs are so cute. I have seen them only in the zoo. How cool to see them in their native surroundings!

Gert Jan Hermus said...

How nice!! :-)

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Carver said...

The prairie dogs are adorable.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

I just love prairie dogs...so cute and unique.

Mama Zen said...

They are so cute!

orvokki said...

So lovely and so cute.
I've never seen these.
Happy Monday.

Lui said...

Oh, so these are the cute furries that Sweepy is barking about ;-)

Sweepy has better internet connections than mine haha!

We're OK, Denise, busy working and trying not to get sick ;-)

Hugs to all of you!

EG CameraGirl said...

They sure are cute critters!

Debbie said...

awww too cute and not so little!! It looks like it was a beautiful day!!!