An exciting addition to the family home.
The photo is a bit blurry but so was our encounter with the 13 Lined Ground Squirrel. We were watching a Prairie Dog Colony and there was one Prairie Dog that just did not seem like the others. He was thinner and smaller. They would stand up tall and then quickly dart to another location very rapidly. They were much more hidden in the grass as well. We tried over and over to get a good look but this is the best we got that afternoon. A fleeting glimpse of a magnificent 13 lined ground squirrel.
Seeing a new animal made me realize once again that life is so diverse and wonderful and there is so much yet to see.
Bison eats grass and then it poops,bugs eat poo and then lay eggs, grubs grow, birds break apart poo and eat the grubs, the broken apart poo fertilizes soil and new grass grows. What a wonderful cycle.
Hi Ho the Prairie-o the Grackle and the Poo…