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.
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!
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.