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Cascade golden-mantled ground squirrel

Spermophilus saturatus


A distinctive white stripe bordered by black running along the body. Mostly gray on the body and tail with a rufous color on the legs, chest and head. There is a white eye ring.


Spotted on the Naches trail in central Washington. Cascade mountains above 4000 ft. Found only in the Cascade mountains of British Columbia and Washington state.


4 toes on front feet, 5 toes on hind feet.

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Brian38 8 months ago

Thanks celulasmadre.

Brian38 8 months ago

Thanks maplemoth.

maplemoth662 8 months ago

Very cute photo....very cute ground squirrel....

Washington, USA

Lat: 47.09, Long: -121.38

Spotted on Jul 8, 2018
Submitted on Jul 11, 2018

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