The image of this prairie dog reminds me of an older scruffy male with a cigar hanging out of the side of his mouth. I love the character and spunk he portrays naturally. Hopefully this animal and many more will survive the out-of-control fires happening now in Glacier National Park where I photographed him. I just could not believe only last year I was in Montana basking in the beauty of the park and now then a massive fire closed the only road, The Road To The Sun, because the area was being ravaged by fire. That main road had only opened the week I was there for the season and it closed the week after I left due to the fire.I was certainly lucky.