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Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel

Callospermophilus lateralis

Description:

Small grayish mammal with dark orange ("golden") head and shoulders, ~ 7 in long exclusive of tail, with black and white longitudinal stripes along its sides.

Habitat:

Northwest montane conifer forest.

Notes:

Spotted at Pumice Point turnout off of North Rim Drive in Crater Lake National Park.

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4 Comments

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton a year ago

I just had to click on this one as I recognized Crater lake! Love those little guys

Dijana Serhatlic
Dijana Serhatlic a year ago

So cute!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Great shot Allen!

The GeoDex
The GeoDex a year ago

Haha, adorable :)

Allen Hoof
Spotted by
Allen Hoof

Oregon, USA

Spotted on Jul 10, 2007
Submitted on Nov 20, 2018

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