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Ground Squirrel

Urocitellus sp.


Seen scampering across the snow in below zero temperatures several yards away from the shore of Kelly Warm Spring near the town of Kelly, Wyoming

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Jellis 8 years ago

Since the two species are difficult to tell except by size and tail I would just suggest to leave it as Urocitellus sp. There is an overlap in this area.

BrunoMoller 8 years ago

I think it is a uinta ground squirrel

These are the only two photos I have. The second shows a bit of the tail. Does that help?

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 8 years ago

The ears might help in differentiating

InêsVeloso 8 years ago

super cute :)

BenAbramovitz 8 years ago

uinta or Wyoming ground squirrel. a look at the tail would tell the difference but I can't tell from that picture

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 8 years ago

uinta ground squirrel?

Wyoming, USA

Spotted on Dec 28, 2015
Submitted on Feb 19, 2016

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