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Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel

Callospermophilus lateralis

Description:

These ground squirrels are very similar to appearance to chipmunks. They have one black and one white stripe down their side. Their heads are always golden/brown with hints of gray. Unlike chipmunks, however, golden-mantled ground squirrels do not have a stripe over their eyes.

Habitat:

These ground squirrels are found in mountainous regions of western North America. They are found equally disdributed over rocky mountains, sagebrush flats, and various forest habitats.

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XXD17
XXD17 9 years ago
Golden-mantled ground squirrel
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3 Comments

Arun
Arun 9 years ago

nice capture ..

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Cute and Cool ,

RP  Mainali
RP Mainali 9 years ago

may be local cat

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Oregon, USA

Spotted on Aug 13, 2007
Submitted on Mar 13, 2012

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