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black-tailed prairie dog

  1. Heads or Tails.jpg

    Heads or Tails.jpg

    Black-tailed Prairie Dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus: Sciuridae)
  2. Are you done posting duds?

    Are you done posting duds?

    Can I look up again now? Last shot I'll post from the Badlands, just to segue over to Yellowstone. Didn't get many interesting shots between the two. That was a driving day. Great scenery, but not the sort conducive to snapping shots through the windows at speed. We did stop for me to get a nice...
  3. Uh oh

    Uh oh

    Don't know if they had the plague, but this one did seem to have flees :eek!:
  4. Prairie dog

    Prairie dog

    There was a massive prairie dog town right by the road. Signs along the roadside warned tourists not to approach the prairie dogs as they might be carrying sylvatic plague. Sylvatic? Never heard of that. So when we got on-line at our hotel that night we looked it up: Same disease as bubonic...
  5. Black-tailed Prairie Dogs

    Black-tailed Prairie Dogs

    Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus: Sciuridae). Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, near Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma, USA. Mixed grass prairie with granitic uplifts and outcrops. Elevation ranges from ca. 462 m 1(,400 ft) in the prairies to 756 m (2,479 ft) at the...
  6. Black-tailed Prairie Dog

    Black-tailed Prairie Dog

    Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus: Sciuridae) A squirrel by any other name is still a squirrel be it a ground-dweller or arboreal. This is the best known of the five species of Prairie Dogs. They range from 35-43 cm (14-17 in) long and weigh 0.91-1.4 kg (2-3 lb) and live 3-5...