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Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel

Callospermophilus lateralis


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.


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 9 years ago
Golden-mantled ground squirrel

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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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