Wednesday, June 22, 2011

This is not a squirrel

I know. It looks like a squirrel. It's almost as big as a squirrel. But it's a prairie dog. It lives, with hundreds of others, at a rest stop on I80 east of Park City, Utah. It, and hundreds of others, have learned to scamper close to the sidewalk looking cute. They peer out of the undergrowth and pose when people pass. And people feed them -- which is why they are as big as squirrels.

It's probably not evil. But it doesn't do the prairie dogs much good. I wonder if they can fit into their burrows.

Just a passing thought on a long drive home

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