12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Posing Prairie Dogs

My family and I went to the Witchita Mountain Wildlife Refuge. It is an open range refuge with Longhorns, buffalo and prairie dogs. When we got to an open space in the range we heard the strangest sound. We pulled the van over and got out to investigate. It was the prairie dog habitat. They were running here and there and warning the others of strangers. This one was just vane enough to stop his busy activity for a photo op.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: , Oklahoma, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
Copyright: © Sarah Swanson