Wild animals and wilder kids

The sight of this grazing bison far away spared us the indignity of making a trip to the Wichita refuge without seeing its most famous residents. This picture's my compensation for lugging along my telephoto lens and tripod! The day was so windy, however, that the tripod didn't completely solve the problem -- both the tripod and the grasses were swaying.
It was still winter in the refuge. Tree branches were bare and the water ice-cold.

Some pears had started to bloom though.

The second-most famous resident of the refuge: a prairie dog.
The prarie dog colony is behind a fence and several of the tourists were clambering over the fence and peering into the burrows."Did you see M- go up near the prarie dogs?," asked a proud father."Ya, it was so cool," drawled the mother in an admiring voice.

That kid's going to be giving the wild animals competition for a while yet.
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