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Black-tailed Prairie Dog Family
Black-tailed Prairie Dog Family (Cynomys ludovicianus: Sciuridae) These six youngsters (kits) are still under the protection of mom (on the left). One of the six youngsters is hard to see, you only see its back, rear end and the back of its head. Females give birth to one-six kits.
Habitat
Prairie dog town, lower elevation of the foothills dominated by dry shrublands and rolling plains of native grasslands at 1,575 m (5,167 ft) elevation
Location
Cherry Creek State Park, Denver, Arapahoe County, Colorado, USA.
Date taken
July 2022
Scientific name
Cynomys ludovicianus
Equipment used
Canon
what a wonderful family portrait! a marvelous sight, Stanley, love it, many tfs!!
 
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They sure do blend in well with their surrounding Stanley and a great group capture!
 
Oh how lovely! A wonderful capture of this family, Stanley.
 
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Two fabulous images 😍 ... stunning ❤️ work Stanley ... TFS
 
you know in Arabic we say Brairie = Prairie, always thought is there a connection.

anyway, this is a super capture of this cute group.
 
When I used to be stationed in Lawton, Oklahoma I used to see these guys at the park. I love them and here we are again enjoying these happy faces. Awesome, Stanley.
 

Media information

Category
Wild Mammals
Added by
Stanley Jones
Date added
View count
130
Comment count
11

Image metadata

Device
Canon Canon EOS R5
Aperture
ƒ/8
Focal length
500.0 mm
Exposure time
1/1250 second(s)
ISO
1600
Filename
Black-tailed Prairie Dog Family, Cherry Creek SP.jpg
File size
4.1 MB
Date taken
Sat, 23 July 2022 5:55 PM
Dimensions
2506px x 1991px

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