not many of you can walk to the end of your street (like my daughter and I did last night) and see a town of prairie dogs???
Not the greatest photo but they are very wary of humans after the developer has tried to exterminate them several times. When we first moved here 9 years ago, you could get remarkably close before they dove into their burrows. Things have changed.
I also imagine most of you also don't have Killdeer as neighbors?? I could be wrong...
They have nested near my house every year since I moved in. Amazing considering all the dogs in the neighborhood etc. (although most are kept leashed).
When the young hatch, it's the cutest thing to watch them darting around the fields. Dart is the operative word here ~ they are so fast!
If you haven't guessed, I live on the edge of a development that was never completed. More housing was scheduled to fill in the fields behind and around my house but for various reasons has never happened. It's a little like living in the country but not really. I know it will be sad when it finally does build up (that seems inevitable) ~ wildlife like the killdeer & prairie dog that have lived here for so long, will disappear. Every year it stays the same, we are happy. With a lake on one side and fields on the other, the diversity provides some interesting inhabitants that we don't want to give up.