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Black-tailed Prairie Dog

Cynomys ludovicianus


This rodent is about 15 inches long, is generally tan with a lighter belly. The tail has a black tip, which gives this species its name.




In the first photo, three prairie dogs all bark a warning call.

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32 Comments (1–25)

duttagupta35504 8 years ago

'Oh, rain god, please accept our offering..'

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 8 years ago

Thanks again, everyone.. Appreciate all the nice comments.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

Wow! Lovely they are! Congrats Gordon. :)

mcaul6515 8 years ago

They are so cute!

EmilyUmbarger 8 years ago

Super cute! Great action shot! Congrats on SotW!

surekha 8 years ago

They remind me of 'Alvin and the chipmunks' :) Congrats!

JillBlack 8 years ago

Congratulations Gordon they are so cute :)

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Congrats Gordon, I love this series :-)

LuisStevens 8 years ago

What a great honor Gordon! Congrats!

Love those little guys!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

Congratulations Gordon on this great honor. Cute photos!

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 8 years ago

awesome ! congrats !!

Wincent 8 years ago


Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Awesome sighting! Congratulations Gordon!

LisetteMendy 8 years ago

Excellent, congratulatios ! Great picture!

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 8 years ago

Thanks everyone....

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Great series, Gordon - congratulations!

RiekoS 8 years ago

I love this series. It is really precious. Thank you and congratulations!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Same comment as Adarsha! I really enjoy seeing this picture!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Well deserved :) Congratulations :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Lovely one Gordon! Congrats!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

Awesome spotting Gordon! Well deserved congrats :)

So cute!! doing a rain-dance?
Congratulations on the National Geographic Spotting of the week and Featured in the PN Fun Fact, Gordon Dietzman.

Yasser 8 years ago

Gordon, it has been a busy day for these prairie dogs! They also picked up National Geographic Spotting of the Week honors just a few hours ago. Check it out here:

Congrats on another wonderful series and thanks for sharing so many incredible spottings with our community.

maelgi2 8 years ago

Hermosos , que simpaticos...

Gordon Dietzman
Spotted by
Gordon Dietzman

North Dakota, USA

Spotted on Jul 26, 2013
Submitted on Jul 31, 2013

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