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Saturday, April 09, 2005

Let's see.....

.... prairie dogs and kittens are probably about the same size.

Prairie-dog vacuum

DENVER (Sep 8, 1996 11:47 p.m. EDT) -- Like a doctor feeling for a pulse, Dave Honaker lays his hands on the wide, plastic hose. It begins to vibrate as pebbles and dirt rush through. It shudders a bit, then is still.

Honaker smiles. The furry body of a prairie dog, still in its subterraneanhole, is plugging the end of the hose. It's only a matter of time now.

"You can feel when he's fighting back," Honaker yells over the roar of the powerful suction. "He's got a good hold, and then he loses it."

Just then, the hose jolts, and with a rumbling whoosh, the rodent shoots up the hose.
"One!" Honaker mouths, his eyes gleaming with excitement.

A moment later, another whoosh. "Two!"

"It's like playing the violin," Honaker says modestly. "After five years, you get a little better."

Go read the story.... and you've got to check out the CNN video.