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Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel

Spermophilus lateralis

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Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel
Spermophilus lateralis Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel - Spermophilus lateralis - NatureWorks


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9 Comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 7 years ago

So cute! I saw these in Oregon and I found them to be very friendly as well! They came right up to me, most likely begging for food ;)

Seema
Seema 7 years ago

cut guy

Thanks Isaa1, This Squirrel was so friendly. Practically walked right up to me. Though i am assuming it was thinking i had food, sniffed around a bit and galloped away. lol

Thank you All! :)

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

Cute one!

Jellis
Jellis 7 years ago

Golden-Mantled don't have facial stripes, so whenever you see what looks like a Chipmunk with no markings on the face you'll know.

CarlaLouise
CarlaLouise 7 years ago

Deceiving with his chipmunk looks, but the long tail gave it up eh? hehe!

Thank you Gordon! :) All these little guys looks pretty similar. lol

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 7 years ago

Lorraine, Actually this is a golden-mantled ground squirrel, which is a pretty cool animal. Great photo!

Alberta, Canada

Spotted on Sep 14, 2012
Submitted on Jun 8, 2013

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