Saturday, January 24, 2015

When an antelope is a ground squirrel

Photo by Marty Horowitz 1/19/2015

This little guy has some camouflage on! Harris's Antelope Squirrels are very common in Sabino Canyon. They love seeds and fruits, but also eat insects and mice. They somehow manage to climb the spines of barrel and of prickly pear cacti to get at the fruits. They are solitary, except during mating season - which is generally around February.

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