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Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel

Spermophilus tridecemlineatus

Description:

A small rodent, buff colored with light and dark stripes down its back. About 11 inches, including the four-inch long black-striped tail.

Habitat:

Spotted at the Tamarac Discovery Center. Originally found in the native prairies of central U.S., thirteen-lined ground squirrels now live anywhere some grassland exists.

Notes:

This thirteen-lined ground squirrel has wet fur because of the heavy rain storm in the area. They are a favored prey of hawks, owls, coyotes, weasels, and snakes.

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Spotted on May 15, 2022
Submitted on May 15, 2022

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