Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

“A picture is worth a thousand words” is an adage in multiple languages meaning that complex and sometimes multiple ideas can be conveyed by a single still image, which conveys its meaning or essence more effectively than a mere verbal description. Wikipedia If this is so, then a video should be worth a million words. To escape the intense summer heat, my wife and I are camping at our son’s property where he set up our travel trailer for the summer. Located directly at the Arrow Lake it is at least 10 degrees cooler than at home. We have been barely a few days at this relaxing place when prairie dogs, very curious rodents by the way, came to visit us and were looking for grub. I took out my camcorder and recorded them. Here is the video. Enjoy.

24 comments

  1. lalitanju · July 7

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  2. Pastor Cathy · July 7

    A picture writes a book.

    On Wednesday, July 7, 2021, The Peter and Gertrud Klopp Family Project wrote:

    > Peter Klopp posted: ” Wednesday’s Photos “A picture is worth a thousand > words” is an adage in multiple languages meaning that complex and sometimes > multiple ideas can be conveyed by a single still image, which conveys its > meaning or essence more effectively than a mere ver” >

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  3. Robert Parker · July 7

    Haha! pretty cute little guys & a funky beat. thank you for the smile this morning!

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  4. Amy · July 7

    Those look like squirrels to me. Are prairie dogs a type of squirrel or vice versa? Ah, Google says they are cousins, and prairie dogs are bigger than squirrels. Live and learn!

    And I assume this heat is not typical for your area?

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  5. shoreacres · July 7

    What fun! I had a prairie dog as a pet for a while. He was a different species: the black-tailed prairie dog. You can see his black tail here. He was a ‘gift’ from friends who thought a replacement pet was needed after the squirrel died, but I don’t recommend prairie dogs as pets. Not at all. For one thing, they’re incredibly social animals, and if they look around and find no other prairie dogs to hang with — well, you’ve just become family, and your sofa will make a fine burrow.

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  6. Pure Glory · July 7

    Thank you for sharing your world of prairie dogs, Peter. They are cute. May it cpp; down. Blessings!

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  7. Labby · July 7

    Oh wie putzig. LG Wolfgang

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  8. Stella, oh, Stella · July 7

    They look so sweet … as if they were in family with squirrels, which apparently they are. We have heard that you have 40 Celsius in Canada, which we here in Europe get in Greece, southern Italy and the Balkan. We came up to 32 this summer, which is hot for the north of Jutland. I hope we won’t get too many of those days. How nice that you have this refuge at the lake, 10 degrees make a lot of difference.

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    • Peter Klopp · July 7

      August is usually the hottest month. I hope it is not getting any hotter with so many forests already burning.

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      • Stella, oh, Stella · July 8

        Wild fires are so scary, and you have them every year, don’t you? I remember having read about the wild fire watchers, who stay the entire summer on their high seats watching the woods for smoke.

        Here usually it is July, and in August it starts to rain a lot. Warm and wet, the ideal conditions for weeds.

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  9. Ruth · July 7

    Mo words necessary that’s certain.

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  10. Ruth · July 7

    That should read No not Mo. ooops

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  11. Steve Gingold · July 7

    Prairie dogs are wonderful to observe. Sadly all my observations have been vicarious such as watching this cute video you made, Peter. Thanks!

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  12. Love the music a with these funny captures. Stay cool where you are.

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  13. Steve Schwartzman · July 8

    Like Amy in an earlier comment, I get the impression that these are squirrels, given their bushy tails, rather than prairie dogs. In fact the word squirrel comes from Greek for ‘shadow tail.’

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  14. Ann Coleman · July 8

    They’re so cute! Thanks for the video!

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  15. Ankur Mithal · July 19

    If you had not named them, I would have assumed these were squirrels. Must be a cousin.

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    • Peter Klopp · July 19

      You are right. They are related. But the prairie dogs cannot climb trees and they live in burrows.

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