Friday, April 10, 2015

CAMERA CRITTERS AND SATURDAY'S CRITTERS


The Reston Zoo has a small town of Prairie Dogs.  I have always found these animals very endearing.  My first memory of them was at another zoo and when bending over the rim I found one staring up at me, and it gave out the loudest bark, so loud that it startled me and I almost fell out of my shoes.  He was a good little protector for the rest of his family.  Ever since that first sighting I have loved them.  



You can read all about them here.



I have been lucky enough to see them in their natural habitat and have shared posts about them before on this blog.  If you click on the label "Prairie Dogs" just below this post, it will take you to them.































I am linking with Camera Critters and Saturday Critters.  Their logos are on my side-bar.  Thank you Misty and Eileen for hosting two very enjoyable memes. 

21 comments:

  1. cute little varmints, but i'm SO glad we don't have them here!

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  2. They really are so darn cute! But then, I think almost anything with fur or feathers is cute.

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  3. They are adorable with cute faces.

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  4. They are cute - but I am with Rose. Fur? Cute. Feathers? Cute. Scales? Maybe cute.

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  5. How cute, Denise! They remind me of the groundhogs that I sometimes see here in Montreal. :)

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  6. Oh my GOSH!!! You got wonderful pictures of the little guys! I LOVE them! Picture 7 is a favorite, but I love them all. You really did great with your camera, I am in love. Later this spring, I am hoping to return to a zoo that has them, I can't wait! I LOVE your beautiful daffodil header and the frame around it!

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  7. Oh they are cute!
    Have a great week-end!

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  8. Good Morning, Denise.. The Prairie Dogs are so cute. I am surprised they can bark loud. I have never heard them barking.. Great shots! Thank you for linking up, have a happy weekend!

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  9. Beautiful pictures of the prairie dogs.
    Have a good weekend.
    Best regards, Irma

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  10. Cute but they sure do make a lot of holes wherever they live!

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  11. I LOVE CRITTERS all critters and these little guys are so precious.. would love to see them in the wild... i have only seen 2 and they are at Jungle gardens. awesome shots.. just came from viewing a mink on EG cameragirl.. loved it to. these little furry critters make me smile

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  12. They are beautiful critters. I remember a historic park out west, a rebuilt fort, where there was a population of prairie dogs like these. They're very social animals.

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  13. What a cute prairie dog story! I can see why you love them so much! The first time I ever saw them, our daughter was a baby and we had moved to Lubbock TX where they have a pretty vast "prairie dog village" which is just part of the landscape (not an enclosure) and they protect them. Years later when I was moving our daughter out here to Tucson I insisted we go through Lubbock so she could see where she lived when she was small and we tried to find the prairie dog village, but didn't have a map of the area, and it was getting late in the day, and we were unsuccessful. I was bummed about that, but we did see several jackrabbits outside the closed gate to the collection of historic homes that Texas Tech U maintains there (and we just saw the houses through the fence). So we went on our way, somewhat disappointed in our endeavor to recreate a part of her early childhood. Of course, we've seen prairie dogs since, and I have cute photos from a zoo where you could come up from underneath the prairie dog enclosure and look out of the ground through a plexiglass bubble, on the ground level with the dogs.

    Wow...I'm sorry I got really chatty! :-) I loved your photos! They are wonderful creatures and I enjoyed the post!

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  14. They're adorable! Have a wonderful weekend, Denise!

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  15. We see these when we visit the Colorado family abd I love them, tho I know not everybody does. Lovely series ... Almost like a PBS Nature show documenting a day in their life!

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  16. Cute little critters. I always wondered why they were called Prairie "Dogs" now I know.

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  17. They do look cute and seem very industrious.

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  18. They are so cute, but I imagine you wouldn't want them in your backyard.

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