If you think your job is boring, imagine doing this all day:
At least when we ran into this long wait (at least 30 minutes) for the escorted ride past this road work we were entertained by the antics of this Gunnison’s Prairie Dog:
See how the eye is smarter than the camera? Hard to see in this shot, so here’s a closer look:
Cute, but not a friend. Cattle ranchers hate these critters because cows trip in their burrow openings. And in some places prairie dogs carry the plague (yep, I thought that nasty affliction was history, but it’s alive and well out West).
Across the road, cows grazing the open range wandered away, kicking up dust as they went:
Eventually we were set free again on the open road.
Who knows what we might find in a few more miles?