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Golden-mantled ground squirrel

Callospermophilus lateralis


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.


Pacific Northwest montane coniferous forest.


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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