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These ground squirrels stand up and watch for danger, warning the rest of the family with whistles. Adult females and juveniles live in extended family groups, while adult males live alone in the edge of the meadows. In late summer only the juveniles are still active while the adults are already hibernating.
Tuolumne Meadows, next to Soda Springs. Yosemite NP, CA. In California, it often is found at 6,500 to 11,800 feet (2,000–3,600 m) in meadows between Lake Tahoe and Kings Canyon.
Spotted on Sep 18, 2014
Submitted on Dec 25, 2014
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