Photographer's Note

I wanted to put a picture from my home state. These little guys are found all over on the prairies in South Dakota and the Great Plains. They live in burrows called towns. Prairie Dogs possess one the most sophisticated of all natural animal languages. They apparently issue different sounds identifying various predators. There is usually one praire dog in the town that acts as the lookout and alerts the others. This photo was taken just after one of these alerts.

Interesting fact: In 1900, a huge Prairie Dog settlement, 100 miles by 250 miles, was found containing an estimated 400 million Prairie Dogs!

Photo was scanned, cropped a bit and levels adjusted.

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Additional Photos by Michele Schaffer (gadinga) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 171 W: 43 N: 134] (626)
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