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Sculpture Park's Newest Resident - Meriwether Prairie Dog

 

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A furry neighbor has taken up residence in Niwot's Community Corner Sculpture Park.

Behold, the simple prairie dog. Cute, occasionally controversial, almost always an afterthought when contemplating our rugged Western landscape’s wildlife. We easily overlook these ground dwelling creatures until we hear their high-pitched warning call or see their fluffy backsides zipping down into a hidden hole.

Well, lo and behold, the once unoccupied Sculpture Park has its first formal resident in the form of a tawny-colored rodent known as the prairie dog. To the untrained eye, it’s difficult to decipher the gender of prairie dogs but, based on typical prairie dog behavior, males...



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