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California Ground Squirrel

Otospermophilus beecheyi

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Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 11 years ago

Hahaha..That's funny. Really thought like a squirrel.

KennethCox 11 years ago

Squirrels up here in the Pacific Northwest of the US don't see a lot of primates, so the obvious "hairless monkey" descriptor would not work. It would probably be something like "Giant Naked Raccoon"!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 11 years ago

Poor animals don't get to choose their own names like we do. I wonder what they would call us if they were to speak.

KennethCox 11 years ago

I know... rodent is such a harsh word!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 11 years ago

I always find them extremely cute.

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Portland, Oregon

Spotted on Jul 26, 2011
Submitted on Jul 31, 2011

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