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California Ground Squirrel

Otospermophilus beecheyi

Description:

Common ground squirrels. Their backs area mottled brown, grey and light colors, giving it a look like spots. These squirrels spend most of their time on the ground or in or near their burrows. Occasionally you can find them perched on posts or top of shrubs to scan the area for predators.

Habitat:

Can be found in many places from hillsides, open fields and near shorelines in rocky areas.

Notes:

This one was spotted gathering dry plant material to insulate it's burrow.

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11 Comments

Dixie
Dixie 8 years ago

Too cute!

Jellis
Jellis 8 years ago

Thank you Hazel and Dilan

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 8 years ago

I agree, Dilan!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 8 years ago

Beautiful series Jellis!!!

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 8 years ago

fur.*

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 8 years ago

No problem, Jellis. I also love the texture on its skin.

Jellis
Jellis 8 years ago

Thank you Ava, I will add it.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Because this sweet little guy is making his nest, or lining his borrow, please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8082...

Jellis
Jellis 8 years ago

Thank you Hazel and Christy. It was cute watching it and it didn't care I was standing right there.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

That's so cute!! Great series, Jellis! ;-)

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 8 years ago

Nice picture in action.

Jellis
Spotted by
Jellis

Oakland, California, USA

Spotted on Dec 17, 2013
Submitted on Dec 25, 2013

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