Dun dun dunnnnnnn!

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Aug. 12 2009 1:40 PM

Dun dun dunnnnnnn!


Those of you who follow me on Twitter may know that a couple of weeks ago I went sightseeing at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park Colorado, which sits a few hundred meters from the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. We went just to look around (the mountains are incredible) and to grab lunch -- I recommend the elk burger, which is fantastic.

We went outside to soak in the sights, and this cute little guy (gal?) was by the pool looking for some grub too.

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Click to embiggen. At first I thought it might be a squirrel, but then I saw the stubby little tail and knew it was a prairie dog.

The only problem when I took this picture? No theme music.

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death from the Skies!