Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Prairie Dogs Revisited

Last week, I presented a video on the prairie dogs. At that time, they were still shy and a kept a considerable distance from us, the intruders of their territory. One week later, we have become part of their family. Indeed, they have become quite aggressive. They know exactly our mealtimes and demand with a shrill sound that they be fed with the delicacies from our table. Corn, bread crumbs, and tiny morsels of the cinnamon buns at coffee time are their favourites. Our furry friends have excellent table manners and appear to fold their hands in prayer before starting to eat. Upon seeing each other for the first time in the morning, they run and meet halfway and give a quick kiss before parting again. Anyone who thinks I am telling a tall tale should go out into the woods where these critters live and stay long enough. I promise you will make the same observation. They also love playing games, of which peekaboo is their favourite. Enjoy.

13 comments

  1. Clanmother · July 14

    I enjoyed reading your post – a great way to start my day.

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  2. Amy · July 14

    So sweet! Can you give me a sense of how big they are as compared, for example, to a squirrel? Thanks!

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  3. Stella, oh, Stella · July 14

    They look just too cute … as I always say, nature is better than movies.

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  4. tanjabrittonwriter · July 14

    It sounds as though you had a lovely time with these social animals. Who wouldn’t enjoy them?!

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  5. cindy knoke · July 14

    So sweet!

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  6. arv! · July 15

    Anyone can be mistaken with the word – prairie dogs. They look cute!

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  7. Steve Gingold · July 15

    Lovely little critters and nicely shared with us, Peter.

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  8. shoreacres · July 16

    You’ve captured everything about them perfectly, from their cuteness to their occasionally demanding nature. Here’s a tip: they absolutely adore raw sweet potato. It’s like prairie dog candy.

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    • Peter Klopp · July 16

      Thank you for the tip! I wil get them some sweet potato. Although they are wild animals they are eating out of my hand now.

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      • shoreacres · July 16

        Mine, at least, would have eaten a whole potato if I’d allowed it. Think of the potato like candy — a little goes a long way.

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