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round tailed ground squirrel

Xerospermophilus tereticaudus


Long round tail, sandy colored, long hind feet, usually underside has a lighter color


Desert areas of south western united states. In burrows often under Mesquite trees


This little guy was standing right next to me and I didn't see him until he took of for his burrow...I didn't think I could get a picture but I pointed my camera into the burrow and got this lucky shot

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Arizona, USA

Spotted on Jun 16, 2011
Submitted on Jul 1, 2012

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