Today’s observation required a little trip outside the metroplex. My daughter and I recently made a trip out to Lubbock to take a tour of Texas Tech University, and as we reached the outskirts of the city we were pleased to find this little Prairie Dog town. This colony of Black-tailed Prairie Dogs was located on a sandy vacant lot just off the highway, and seem to contain a dozen or more animals.

We were on a tight schedule and could only spare a few minutes, but we made the time to pull over to take a few pictures. I have always enjoyed the antics of prairie dogs, but have only ever seen them on TV. It was nice to get to observe a few in person.

prairiedog-lubbock-001

prairiedog-lubbock-002

prairiedog-lubbock-003

prairiedog-lubbock-004

prairiedog-lubbock-005

prairiedog-lubbock-006

prairiedog-lubbock-007

prairiedog-lubbock-008