Photographer captures prairie dog smelling flowers in adorable snaps

A photographer in Vienna, Austria, captured the moment a small prairie dogs stopped to smell the flowers — in order, evidently, to find out which one would taste the best.

Dick van Duijn, 34, from the Netherlands, told SWNS he spent two hours and took roughly 200 photos in order to capture the moment.

"I was really happy after capturing a photo like this," the photographer said. (SWNS)

In the photos, the prairie dog reaches for a yellow daisy, touching the flower to its face. Its eyes close as it seemingly inhales the floral scent. Moments later, the rodent leaned in for a tasty bite, said the photographer.

A ground squirrel smells a daisy in Vienna, Austria.

“This curious prairie dog started smelling and tasting the flower,” the photographer recalled. “I was really happy after capturing a photo like this.”

A ground squirrel smells a daisy in Vienna, Austria.

“I went to Austria especially to photograph the prairie dogs,” he added. “It was great to witness this and very satisfying.”


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