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Cascade golden-mantled ground squirrel

Callospermophilus saturatus


This ground squirrel is found on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State and southern British Columbia. It is characterized by its russet-colored head and neck. It has pale eye rings and stripes on its back. Larger than chipmunks it measures from 287 to 315 mm.


Spotted in the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains. Conifer forest with fire damage nearby.

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Cle Elum, Washington, United States

Spotted on Jun 27, 2020
Submitted on Sep 26, 2021

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