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Golden-mantled ground squirrel

Callospermophilus lateralis

Description:

Small grayish ground-dwelling squirrel ~ 10 inches long overall with left and right longitudinal black bordered white stripes extending from each shoulder to the hip on the same side, a white belly and "golden" head.

Habitat:

Pacific Northwest montane coniferous forest.

Notes:

Spotted scampering along the ground near the interpretive trail at the Devastated Area in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Managed to capture the uploaded image when it stopped on a rock.

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Allen Hoof
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Allen Hoof

California, USA

Spotted on Sep 1, 2019
Submitted on Sep 3, 2019

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