As I was driving out of the Visitor Center and back towards the paved road I noticed a bunch of prairie dogs running around. I had seen prairie dogs in the Badlands when I was up in South Dakota at the beginning of my trip but I didn’t have my digital camera then so the pictures weren’t all that great.
I waited until one popped his head out to see if the coast was clear.
Then I parked my car and waited for more to appear. It didn’t take long.