Roberts Prairie Dog Town, Badlands National Park

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  • Roberts Prairie Dog Town is 5 miles down a dirt road that's very rough but well worth the trip. The Prairie Dogs seem to have no fear of people and are all over. If you want some good Prairie Dog photos or just want to relax and watch them for awhile, it's worth your time.
  • On the northwest portion of the park, this town sits north of the gravel road. There is a pull off for your vehicle - be nice and park in an organized manner. Once you have exited your vehicle, turn it off, stand still, and let the citizens re-emerge to do their thing. The kids will be kids and romp and play. The moms will be moms and scowl at visitors. If you step off the parking pull off, the moms and dads will get upset and bark at you. Soon the whole town will be barking! If you stroll through town the citizen will dive back into their homes. Somehow they will know when you have moved on and re-emerge. When I was there, I got into an argument with the mayor about being kinder to visitors. He was resolute: hairless monkeys are simply not welcome. So, if you go, be kind and show the citizens that visitors are no reason to be mean.

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