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These Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs are a hit at the Minnesota Zoo. Groups of families seem to spend extra time there and have a great time watching these busy little guys run around. The prairie dogs are a hit with photo seekers also. You could literally reach over the railing and pick them up if you wanted to. I don’t advise doing that due to zoo security and the fact that you would probably need some medical attention. I can’t say enough about this facility and it’s exhibits. Up close and personal should be their motto.

Taken at the Minnesota Zoo
Apple Valley, MN

Canon 60D
Tamron 200-500mm


prairie dog, black tailed prairie dog

What started as a once and a while hobbie has turned into an every chance I get out passion for photography. I love the outdoors and whenever I’m out I have my camera with me. I hope you enjoy the images I have captured and thank you for visiting.

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  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 3 years ago

    They are so CUTE!!! Don’t forget to add this here: “Squirrels and Chipmunks!!”
    We accept Prairie Dogs, too!! :-)

  • Thanks Lorilee. I will do so.

    – Jeff Weymier

    DIZZYHEIGHTSabout 3 years ago

    Nice capture Jeff. Is the one on the right pregnant or well looked after. Liz

  • I’m not sure. Maybe it ate the last photographer that got to close. Thanks.

    – Jeff Weymier

  • wendy88
    wendy88about 3 years ago

    oh how sweet

  • Thank you so much Wendy.

    – Jeff Weymier

  • John Absher
    John Absherabout 3 years ago

    Another nice capture Jeff and love the title!

  • Thank you John.

    – Jeff Weymier

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 3 years ago

    You can’t help but smile when you see these guys great capture Jeff.

  • Thank you very much Mark.

    – Jeff Weymier

  • Scott Denny
    Scott Dennyabout 3 years ago

    Great shot…great title.

  • I had thought a title about a conversation between these two woild be good but nothing came to mind. Thanks.

    – Jeff Weymier

  • vigor
    vigorabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks again Vivian.

    – Jeff Weymier

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonabout 3 years ago

    Great capture and I love the title too!! :)

  • Thank you very much Kristi.

    – Jeff Weymier

  • BigD
    BigDabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much.

    – Jeff Weymier

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