Prarie Dog Fun  LbNA # 15647

Placed DateJun 5 2005
LocationLubbock, TX
Found By nerdbird09
Last Found Aug 16 2013
Hike Distance?

***This has not been replaced, will be within the month***
****Box currently missing****
**The City of Lubbock is doing some renovating at this site and the tree housing our box was cut a few weeks we will relocate it and update the site**

We are a family of four. We (mom and 3 boys) have letterboxed in many states but are placing our FIRST box in our hometown of Lubbock. I hope you enjoy our adventure.

Lubbock has one of the nations only "prarie dog towns" Located in McKenzie Park at 4th St and I-27, this is something all visitors to the city should visit. The prarie dog has been adopted as the Lubbock "mascot" Once you enter the park, follow the signs which will direct you this "town"

Prairie Dogs have an intricate social system composed of one male and several close-kin females and their offspring. Populations vary from 5 to 35 per acre.

Prairie Dogs have a high-pitched, bark-like call. Recent studies suggest that Prairie Dogs possess the most sophisticated of all natural animal languages. They apparently issue different sounds identifying various predators, which include hawks, owls, eagles, ravens, coyotes, badgers, ferrets and snakes. Prairie Dogs can run up to 35 miles per hour for short distances. The Prairie Dog has only one defense that works -- raising the alarm and disappearing quickly.

Clues from my 5 year old:

I'm standing at the fence watching these cute little pets. I want to take one home but Mom says we will come back and visit often.

I look all around me and see many other things. In the distance I see people playing golf and riding around on carts. Beside me there is a baseball field. Behind me is something tall and white, I don't know what it is but I think i'll go check it out.

I'm walking along picking up cool rocks and sticks. When I am almost all the way to the strange tower (mom says 3/4) I see a concrete rectangle on my left between 2 posts. This must be a lookout! It is really pretty standing here, I can see a lot of the park.

I decide to walk along the treeline to go investigate my tower. I take about 20 of my steps when I see the perfect tree to hide my treasure. It looks like it was chopped down at one time and many small trees have grown from the trunk. I hide my box under some bark, rocks and limbs behind the tree at the bottom. I hope you can find it and share my treasure! Now i'm off to explore all the fun stuff to do in this wonderful park.

Good Luck!