Meet the Prairie Dog

Caught on Camera

Posing and all! This little critter is called a Prairie Dog.  Cute… but they make sizable holes on your property, therefore are unwelcome tenants.

Prairie Dogs have a high-pitched, bark-like call. Recent studies suggest that Prairie Dogs possess the most sophisticated of all natural animal languages.

Habitat:
Short and medium grass prairies and plateaus of the American West.

Diet:
Prairie Dogs are almost exclusively vegetarian. The various native plants of the Great Plains make up the Prairie Dog’s primary diet, comprising all kinds of grasses, roots, weeds, forbs and blossoms. They acquire all of their water from the food they eat.

tbnranch.com / Photo by Dan

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amy elizabeth, writer, author, antique dealer. Lives in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert on a small hobby farm.
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8 Responses to Meet the Prairie Dog

  1. Bassas Blog says:

    He looks very strange for a dog.

  2. tbnranch says:

    That would be fun to see! Thanks Rita, good to see you here.

  3. Rita A. says:

    Growing up in Kansas I have always loved Prairie Dogs. Near my brother-in-law’s in Northern Colorado there is a big triangle formed by merging roads and the whole area is a Prairie Dog village. Doug and I stopped and watched them for the longest time. They are so much fun.
    I do understand the holes they leave is a problem.

  4. I wonder if they are in the rabbit family? they have the same basic head shape, eyes and nose. Both are vegetarians and trust me, bunnies can dig!

  5. Awww, can we keep him?

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