Rodent Miner

Sometimes I find myself wondering what is happening in the minds of little creatures.  I was out shooting when I looked to my left and saw some earth move.  It was probably only a couple of meters away from where I was standing so I looked to see if it would happen again.  Sure enough, some more earth came flying out of the ground.  Shortly afterwards, a little head popped out.  It looked at me for a moment and then went back underground.  This repeated several times.  I would move the camera in its direction and it would instantly dive underground.  However, since I knew where to look, I just kept the camera pointed in that direction and, when it came up again, because I didn’t move, it didn’t seem bothered.  I have no idea whether it didn’t see me without moving or whether it didn’t perceive me as a threat and so carried on.

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