These little guys, well I could just watch them for hours.
We came to learn that the individuals whose burrows were close to the road were use to people being around and didn't mind being photographed. We also noticed those same prairie dogs were rather large compared the their relatives further away from the road. Now why would that be?
You get only one guess.
Pretty and plump.
Notice Scarface here. He's been in quite a few scraps in his time. He is a bit leaner also, a benefit of living far from the road, people and their junk food handouts.
I didn't film the prairie dogs at the first location for I would be getting a lot of people comments in the footage. "Aw, aren't they cute?" At the next place we saw them there were no people. Thus the little guys were very shy and ducked down into their burrows. At least here you are able to hear them bark out their little squeaks of warnings or just plain communicating with each other. "Is he gone?" "Nope, still there. Stay down." So enjoy this little film clip mostly for the sound.