Prairie Dog Pups

June 2, 2016 at 6:20 pm (National Wildlife Refuges (US Fish & Wildlife), Nature, Nature photography, Oklahoma, Photography, Wichita Mountains NWR, Wildlife) ()

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There are two main prairie dog towns that are easily visible from the road in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. In April the pups started appearing, and have been very active throughout May. The threadleaf thelesperma is the predominant flower in the refuge, and it seems to really like being in prairie dog towns because they keep the grass short.

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These black-tailed prairie dogs show the black tips more as youngsters.

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It’s quite funny to see a litter of pups rush back to the mound when a “dangerous” car approaches, their tails wiggling in unison. I haven’t been able to get a video of it though because they recover within seconds and return to grazing.

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Enjoy the cuteness!

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2 Comments

  1. emmeppiemme said,

    I really loved your pictures! ❤

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