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Going to Town on the Prarie (Warning for content)

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Spent a little time at the Theordore Rosevelt National Park, North and South Units this weekend. I will be PP'ing for a week or 2 with every memory card full and I forgot to bring a patch cable to run from my camera to laptop. (doh)!. Anyway some really cool stuff. I'll Start with these Stinkers (literally). They stink so bad, and the Gnats are thicker than pea soup and it was hard to work in the grass all weekend.

The Cynomys ludovicianus or commonly know as the Black Prarie Dog. These guys are a menace to cattle ranchers everywere because of the holes they dig. The live in little towns with other prarie dogs. They get upwards of 2-3 pounds so the holes they dig are large. Here are 3 images in the day of the life of a prarie dog.

On the Prowl:

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Hey Gorgeous How you Doin?

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Hmmm, What is going on here? (Caution)

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Paul...2606293904_70dcf7ddab_o.gif

You should know better. I seriously just about fell over laughing at that pic. I shot one similar with muskrats in the water, but the male was trying to drown the female in the water and at the angle I had, you couldn't see his lady friend.

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You about fell over, You should have been there, the sound was funny as all get out.

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I eliminated one on my way home from Isabel, SD a couple of weeks ago. Never had witnessed one running down the middle of the road before...

Sounds like you had a good time if you filled up all your memory cards!

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Cool shots of the black-tailed prairie dog, man! Glad to hear you had such a good time. Seems like there are bugs anywhere a nature photographer wants to go. gringrin

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That first shot is great, Paul! The light is fantastic!

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