Town Crier

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For the past two years I’ve wanted to photograph these cute little guys.  A few weeks ago I finally did it.  This was around 7:30am-8am.  I’d like to go back sometime in the evening.

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If you know anything about prairie dogs, you know that they have their own kind of “security”, if you will.  I call him the Town Crier. He keeps a look out for danger and warns the others if possible danger is near.  Because of this big mouth, you can’t get too close.  I parked myself on a boulder to sit and wait, hoping that they would get used to me being there.  It didn’t work.  There wasn’t much activity that I could capture with my 70-200mm lens.  Can’t wait to get a 2x extender for my wildlife shots!

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These creatures reside in two fields, across a road from each other, that bump up to a Sams Club and a tire store.  Many homeowners find this animal a nuisance.  There have been several news stories here in Colorado about it.  It’s quite sad.

 

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8 thoughts on “Town Crier

  1. They are adorable! Never heard of them before.

    Your photos are beautiful! I see you shot these with a 70-200mm lens – I’m going on a safari in South Africa in May, and I have similar lens to yours. I’m hoping they will be enough for some amateur photos of the big cats!

  2. When we lived next to the State Park in Pueblo West, I would hike past some prairie dog colonies. There’s always concern as they are known to harbor flees that carry the bubonic plague. Hope you’re feeling better.

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