They kind of look like meerkats in Africa but these are prairie dogs who live in some of our pastures. These little critters are not cute in our opinion around here. They are destructive pests who dig holes and decimate the grass around their towns.This leaves the soil very vulnerable to erosion and weeds. They are interesting to photograph, I will say that for them. Most of the time, just one prairie dog pops out of a hole but at this time of year their pups are out and about too. They don't seem to have much common sense during this time. They are pretty curious til they get older, then they use their whistles and squeaks to warn each other of danger and zip down their holes. Hope you enjoy this rather unique catch of those little pests!