We loved our local Prairie Dog, he was our neighbor, and we would often leave veggies outside his burrow. He was the Puxatony Phil of our little community. Maybe we fattened him up too much, maybe he got lazy, because today he got killed by an Eagle. We will be sad to see him go. This Eagle took him and was in the process of eating him while a magpie tried to get in on the meal:
Unfortunately the birds flew off before I could get any closer. Only these two pictures (cropped at maximum zoom) came out.
Is it possible to have a golden eagle cross with a brown eagle? This guy seemed to have a whiter cap than an ordinary golden eagle, but not totally white, and lacking a black body. Hmmm…
RIP Prairie Dog
Edit: Did you know that Boulder has Opposing organizations For and Against Prairie Dogs?