This adorable little fellow is Putter, the famous prairie dog. He became famous after he was spotted living in the wild at Bobby Jones Golf Club several months ago and was featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. A local radio station held a name-the-prairie-dog contest --- and, voila -- here's Putter! Putter's living arrangement at the course was a bit problematic, though. Besides burrowing his way around part of the course (a la 'Caddy Shack'), he was in harm's way with the local (hungry) hawks, eagles and gators (not to mention flying golf balls). So, the city teamed up with a local animal attraction, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, to relocate him. He's now safe and sound and sharing his quarters with two other prairie dogs: Porkchop and Bob.
It seems Putter is ready for his close up! By the way, prairie dogs are not indigenous to Florida. It's thought he was someone's pet and, unfortunately, was released into the wild. He's livin' the good life now, though!