Sunday, July 17, 2005

Call me Prairie Dog Woman

Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel Posted by Picasa

For two and a half hours today I sat with my camera at the prairie dog town inside Devil's Tower National Monument. I got leg cramps! But I didn't move! The prairie dogs did not cooperate and my pup photos were a flop, but I sat small and quiet and got quite close up to this Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel. He is so tiny and ran so fast that at first I thought it was a fat lizard. Unlike the prairie dog, the 13-lined ground squirrels do hibernate in winter.

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