Daily Jim pic 27

black-tailed prairie dog Cynomys ludovicianus gorging on grass by James L. Kramer
Quite a few people don’t know this, but black-tailed prairie dogs will whistle sharply and fiercely when they sense danger.

Even fewer people know this, but they do so with the old country-boy trick of placing a blade of grass in a small gap between thumbs pressed together and blowing strongly. It is one of those remarkably useful things that you learn in adolescence, like making fart noises with your hand in your armpit.

This prairie dog, however, is playing an entire jazz ensemble…

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