Description Prairie dogs (Cynomys) are burrowing rodents native to the grasslands of North America. There are five different species of prairie dogs: black-tailed, white-tailed, Gunnison, Utah, and Mexican prairie dogs. They are a type of ground squirrel. On average, these stout-bodied rodents will grow to be between 3040 centimetres (1216 in) long, including the short tail and weigh between 0.51.5 kilograms (13 lb). They are found in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In Mexico, prairie dogs are primarily found in the northern states which are the southern end of the great plains: northeastern Sonora, north and northeastern Chihuahua, northern Coahuila, northern Nuevo Len, and northern Tamaulipas; in the U.S., they range primarily west of the Mississippi River, though they have also been introduced in a few eastern locales. They will eat all sorts of vegetables and fruits.Pentax K20DSLR - 200mm
Rich Summers, Meridian, Idaho Member Since January 2009 Artist Statement My grandfather and mother both oil painted, and I guess I just followed in their footsteps. I paint with oils the most, but on occasion use acrylics.
I paint landscapes and wildlife the most, but have done a few other things as special projects for friends and family. You might also find a photograph I've taken now and then.
You'll find a mix of my landscape, wildlife art and photography.
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