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© Sanne van de Berg
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Photo Info
UploadedOctober 26, 2009
TakenOctober 20, 2009
ModelCanon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Exposure1/800 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length131 mm
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The highly social prairie dogs live in large colonies or "towns" – collections of prairie dog families that can span hundreds of acres. Families usually consist of 1 male and 2 to 4 females living in a strict social hierarchy. Prairie dog pups reach sexual maturity at about 3 years of age, and after their third winter the dominant male in a given family will drive them away, forcing them to establish their own families on the edges of the colony. The dominant male will defend the family's borders against rival prairie dogs, and disputes are resolved by fighting. Prairie dogs are also aggressive against predators such as badgers and snakes. Prairie dogs are social animals, however, and often make social visits with each other, and greet each other with a sort of kiss.

(source: Wikipedia)

Our local zoo has a colony of these extremely cute little animals, and I suspect they know very well that they're cute and use it to their full advantage, to get us visitors to give them food :)

67 responses

  • Kevin Kabuki

    Kevin Kabuki gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    like a flute and clarinet player

  • Sanne van de Berg

    Sanne van de Berg said (26 Oct 2009):

    Haha! Hadn't thought of it that way, very funny, thanks for your comment! :)

  • Kristy Sherrells

    Kristy Sherrells said (26 Oct 2009):

    lol to cute!

  • Keiko Ehret

    Keiko Ehret gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    They are adorable!! I love the detail of their hands. They seem unfazed as they are being watched! ♥♥

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    great capture!!!!!

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers (Deleted) gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    I love the title....great shot too!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    This is so cute! A great title and shot.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    Simply wonderful.

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    terrific capture!

  • Sue Alle

    Sue Alle (Deleted) gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    Great capture and I love the title!

  • Alya Al Dhaheri

    Alya Al Dhaheri gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    LOL reminded me of the cat num num videos on youtube! Great capture!

  • Cee Matos

    Cee Matos said (27 Oct 2009):

    this is adorable.

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    What cuties! I too love those little hands! Excellent capture!

  • Rusty Katchmer

    Rusty Katchmer gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    Adorable shot....Very special the way their little hands are holding the grass!

  • Janet Berg

    Janet Berg (Deleted) gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    I, too, immediately thought "musical instruments." Very fun.

  • Donald Brainard

    Donald Brainard (Deleted) gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    This is a cute shot...and they do look like they're playing musical instruments.

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (29 Oct 2009):

    sooooo cute!

  • Autumn Letters

    Autumn Letters (Deleted) gave props (30 Oct 2009):

    Cuteness overload!

  • Roberto Marin

    Roberto Marin (Deleted) gave props (31 Oct 2009):

    Love this shot, great timing!

  • Berry Mak

    Berry Mak gave props (5 Nov 2009):

    This is so cute!! are they chipmunks?

  • Sanne van de Berg

    Sanne van de Berg said (6 Nov 2009):

    Thank you! They're prairie dogs, and I shot this at a local zoo :)

  • Belinda Grace

    Belinda Grace gave props (17 Nov 2009):

    could NOT get any cuter !!! excellent capture :)

  • Mervyn Dublin

    Mervyn Dublin (Deleted) gave props (23 Nov 2009):

    So cuuuteee!!

  • timothy wombold

    timothy wombold gave props (24 Nov 2009):

    ha ha! cute and i like the title

  • Sara Knick

    Sara Knick gave props (25 Nov 2009):

    Extremely clear! Very funny. I keep wanting to look at the claws. They are very different.

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (25 Nov 2009):

    Too cute... love the title!!

  • Robert R. Gaines

    Robert R. Gaines said (25 Nov 2009):

    Oh yea! Great capture.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (28 Nov 2009):


  • Bill Bungard

    Bill Bungard   gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    Love it! Great capture.

  • KristÄ«ne T.

    Kristīne T. (Deleted) said (6 Dec 2009):

    ou, so cute

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (8 Dec 2009):

    Oh gosh, they are so cute! I love their round heads!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (17 Dec 2009):


  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    That is too cute! voting

  • Giselle Goloy

    Giselle Goloy said (17 Dec 2009):

    omg, how cute! i think i died. haha.

  • Suzanne Arnold

    Suzanne Arnold (Deleted) gave props (19 Dec 2009):

    This photo was to precious to pass up. A great shot and cuteness to boot! Thanks for the education on these prairie dogs too! Voted!

  • Sheila

    Sheila (Deleted) gave props (19 Dec 2009):

    Absolutely precious, Sanne! Got my vote.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (19 Dec 2009):

    Practicing for band try outs - flute and cornet. I think they will do well.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (19 Dec 2009):


  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    back to vote

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (20 Dec 2009):


  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (21 Dec 2009):

    Delightful capture, voting..

  • Mohammed Al-Furaih

    Mohammed Al-Furaih   gave props (21 Dec 2009):

    great capture :) my vote+

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (21 Dec 2009):

    This is an award winner--made me smile, a lot

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (21 Dec 2009):

    Awesome! Love it, and appreciate the information!

  • Rachael Carlson

    Rachael Carlson said (30 Dec 2009):

    love the title!

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers (Deleted) gave props (10 Jan 2010):

    Back to vote!!

  • Chelsea Rising

    Chelsea Rising gave props (18 Jan 2010):

    haha wonderful

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (21 Jan 2010):

    Excellent, voted

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (23 Jan 2010):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski (Deleted) gave props (23 Jan 2010):

    Voted - Great capture, nice work.

  • simone teixeira

    simone teixeira said (25 Jan 2010):

    °º° cuuuute! voted

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) said (28 Jan 2010):


  • Terry Seidler

    Terry Seidler gave props (28 Jan 2010):

    Nice! Took a photo of one of these too (at Blijdorp though), seems we both had the same idea when naming the shots - my flickr version is called 'Om Nom Nom Nom' :)

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (3 Feb 2010):

    got my vote!


    JOE FAILK gave props (4 Feb 2010):

    Yea Rad Vote!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (5 Feb 2010):

    Outstanding entry for the theme! Voted!

  • Heaven Man

    Heaven Man gave props (26 Feb 2010):

    They're so cute:))) voted

  • Karen Menyhart

    Karen Menyhart gave props (26 Feb 2010):

    wow! eye catching! voted! love those little guys- and tell them no more winter- laugh!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (28 Feb 2010):

    Back to vote!

  • Julie V McKinney

    Julie V McKinney gave props (14 Mar 2010):

    Love beavers!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (25 Mar 2010):

    Wonderful Capture

  • Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן

    Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן (Deleted) gave props (13 Jul 2010):

    I love this image. I've had such great fortune to see these guys in the wild, and closer up in rehabilitation facilities. Amazing souls, they are.

  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker gave props (26 Sep 2010):

    Love this... have to smile!

  • DJ

    DJ gave props (17 Dec 2010):


  • Bianca Stewart

    Bianca Stewart (Deleted) gave props (2 Jan 2011):

    Now this makes my day.

  • dL

    dL (Deleted) gave props (6 Sep 2011):

    Very cool image!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (6 Dec 2012):

    Its more fun when you have company at dinner...

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