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May 03, 2017

IT WAS IMMEDIATELY RECRUITED BY THE SQUIRRELS

Fearless prairie dog taunts an alligator by SITTING on its head before dashing off when the reptile flinches

(Thanks to Le Petomane)

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I saw Fearless Prairie Dogs open for 10cc.

I'm guessing the prairie dog is a Red Sox fan.

The H key was stuck.

Sir David Attenborough:
In an age-old ritual where prairie pups become prairie dogs, the initiate creeps up on a live alligator, climbs atop, and beats his chest. According to lore, he must remain upon the beast for 8 seconds to qualify. Observe this fellow to see how he fares ...

He's in the club.

Favorite story: It took Lewis and Clark and their team of explorers most of a day to catch one of what they called barking squirrels. Thomas Jefferson kept it as a pet.

Other fun fact: They make noise EXACTLY like the squeakers in dog toys.

I just watched the video. I am reasonably certain that that is a groundhog.

In the Colorado high country they have whistle pigs (marmots) which are all of the sciuridae family which includes groundhogs, prairie dogs and squirrels. I remember sampling an operating mine above timberline several years ago. The miners were replacing a huge copper radiator on an air compressor the marmots ate over the weekend. I learned previously they had eaten the tires and fan belts along with a 5 gallon pail of grease.
We also need faster alligators.

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