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Rock Squirrels

Otospermophilus variegatus


I swear, there was at least one squirrel adorning the front of every exhibit in our local Reid Park Zoo (or could it be the same exact one following me to photobomb a few shots?).


If they're not all over the zoo eating this and that, they are often found in Reid Park as well, hurrying about here and there.


Really fun to photograph as they have no fear of humans near. But that could also be because they're more focused on their hunger.

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Tucson, Arizona, USA

Lat: 32.21, Long: -110.92

Spotted on Aug 8, 2011
Submitted on Jan 8, 2012

Spotted for mission

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