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Prairie Dog lies low

It can’t be an easy life for these guys. Humans view them as pests and they are a constant target for other wildlife including coyotes, badgers and raptors. This particular one was in a burrow right by my truck and once I pointed the camera at it, it laid low, apparently trying to be inconspicuous.

While I am oftentimes dismissive of these creatures, I do recognize the significant role they play in the ecosystem. They are a keystone species, so important to many other creatures.

A Prairie Dog lies low near its burrow in Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

A Prairie Dog lies low near its burrow in Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

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