In addition to the following photographs, when I first got to the prairie there was a dog running around off-leash. They apparently had just finished their walk and got into their car and left before I was ready with my camera. Later on I saw two women quickly leash a dog before I got a chance to photograph them. They were coming down the trail on the south slope of the drumlin, same location as this next group of people.
Initially I wasn't sure of the owner of this dog. It ran ahead of the lead couple for a while, but then fell back.
Eventually it came out onto the gravel trail all by itself.
Ah! Here we go.
All nice and legal now.
Above dog owner left in this car.
If it was leashed, I couldn't see it.
This isn't exactly good, either. Sure, it's a leash, but he's letting his dog romp around 20 to 30 feet into the habitat. Well it's winter now, but could be a bad thing to do during the breeding season.
Same deal, different dogs. Both dogs were eventually allowed 20 to 30 feet into the habitat. It appeared at one point that the dogs were chasing something, perhaps a rodent.
This guy was just roaming around off-trail on the south slope of the drumlin.
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