Prairie Dogs.

@TRBRocks420 (85830)
Banks, Oregon
July 16, 2016 7:37pm CST
Prairie Dogs are pretty tough and, cool little creatures, they are basically Ground Squirrel's, they get between 12 inches and, 16 inches only weigh up to about 3 pounds, but I just watched a Mom make a Rattle snake back down, once again showing dynamite comes in small packages, they build burrows up to about 30 feet down, it keeps them warm in winters and, cool during summer, it's also a great escape from predators, their biggest enemies are snakes and, Badgers. Luckily they have a very good communication defense, that keeps them safe sometimes, they also get help from the Burrowing Owls, who often borrow their holes in the ground. Another cool fact that shows their intelligent, they always keep all the grass in their areas cut down way low for a long distance so they can see all predators approaching.
14 people like this
14 responses
@akalinus (22907)
• United States
17 Jul 16
Thirty feet down is a long way to burrow. It helps to have friends that also burrow, the owls.
3 people like this
@TRBRocks420 (85830)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Jul 16
Yeah and, I think that's why they work together, because the Prairie dogs are better diggers lol.
2 people like this
@akalinus (22907)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@TRBRocks420 That is a smart observation. I did not think of that. I never thought of owls as diggers.
1 person likes this
@ida123 (6230)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
17 Jul 16
Thanks for sharing about this prairie dogs, I think we don't have that here in our country.
2 people like this
@TRBRocks420 (85830)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Jul 16
You're welcome they are pretty cool.
2 people like this
@ida123 (6230)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
17 Jul 16
@TRBRocks420 I think they are, even if I'm only imagining what you've shared, they are too smart to do such thing.
2 people like this
@RubyHawk (30532)
• Atlanta, Georgia
17 Jul 16
I didn't know prairie dogs and ground squirrels are the same. I've never seen a prairie dog, but we have ground squirrels. They almost fly across the trail when i'm out walking. Those little boogers move fast.
2 people like this
@TRBRocks420 (85830)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Jul 16
I think they are anyway, that's what it said on this show and, yes they are really fast too. I wish I could move like that lol.
1 person likes this
@RubyHawk (30532)
• Atlanta, Georgia
17 Jul 16
@TRBRocks420 They are so fast, I can never see them clearly.
1 person likes this
@teamfreak16 (42475)
• Denver, Colorado
17 Jul 16
Didn't know that about the grass. Interesting.
2 people like this
@TRBRocks420 (85830)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Jul 16
Yeah, when I heard that. I was like wow these guys are geniuses lol.
1 person likes this
@bunnybon7 (37915)
• Holiday, Florida
17 Jul 16
oh they are the cutest things. i used to feed a couple at the proving ground i worked at in the desert in AZ
2 people like this
@TRBRocks420 (85830)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Jul 16
That would be pretty cool. I would love to feed them.
@Teep11 (7280)
• United States
17 Jul 16
They're so cute. Prairie Dogs are quite intriguing. Appreciate that you've provided some more information about Prairie Dogs.
2 people like this
@TRBRocks420 (85830)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Jul 16
Yeah, they are awesome and, thanks.
1 person likes this
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Jul 16
Have you ev er watched praire dogs hold meetings its fascinating they have a leader like a mayor he has two helpers they stand on an elevation and talk to the body of prairie dogs' and sometimes one will come up to the mound the mayor type is on and chatter. We had driven out into the South Dakota dry and watched this meeting. really interesting to watchl
2 people like this
@TRBRocks420 (85830)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Jul 16
Yeah, they are really intelligent animals and, it is a fascinating thing to see, like their own little society.
1 person likes this
• United States
17 Jul 16
Wow they can build burrows up to 30 feet down! That's crazy!
1 person likes this
@TRBRocks420 (85830)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Jul 16
Yeah, pretty smart little creatures, the burrow can also sometimes have 6 entrances lol.
1 person likes this
• United States
17 Jul 16
Wow that is so cool! I never knew that.. @TRBRocks420
1 person likes this
@sallypup (29970)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Jul 16
The common name for one of these critters over here is Rock Chuck cause the chubby little guys sun themselves on our native rocks.
1 person likes this
@TRBRocks420 (85830)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Jul 16
That's a cool name and, funny.
1 person likes this
@sallypup (29970)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Jul 16
@TRBRocks420 Super common over here. Their whistle is quite loud.
1 person likes this
@VivaLaDani13 (22961)
• Perth, Australia
7 Sep 16
@TRBRocks420 They so sound very clever! They are very adorable animals.
1 person likes this
@TRBRocks420 (85830)
• Banks, Oregon
7 Sep 16
Yes, they are very intelligent little creatures and, cute too.
1 person likes this
• United Kingdom
17 Jul 16
Clever the way they know to keep the grass short - nature is amazing!
1 person likes this
@TRBRocks420 (85830)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Jul 16
Yeah, I thought that was pretty cool.
@jstory07 (72359)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 Jul 16
They also always have someone on top as the look out.
1 person likes this
@TRBRocks420 (85830)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Jul 16
Yes I forgot to mention that, another cool things they do.
@toniganzon (53667)
• Philippines
17 Jul 16
We don't have that here at all.
1 person likes this
@TRBRocks420 (85830)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Jul 16
They are pretty cool.
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (141451)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Jul 16
I've read about these little creatures and their 'towns'. They seem really cute and certainly seem to be survivors.
1 person likes this
@TRBRocks420 (85830)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Jul 16
Yeah, they are awesome little creatures.
1 person likes this