Thursday, May 14, 2015

Ground Squirrely

Photo by Ned Harris 5/6/2015

Round-tailed Ground Squirrels are not prairie dogs, but they are in the same family. This one is certainly a mom.

Photo by Marty Horowitz 4/22/2015

Not always found on the ground! This little guy climbed high (relative to his/her height) in a mesquite to get the tasty flowers. Later, these ground squirrels will collect - and eat - mesquite pods. Yum.

Photo by Daniel Manrique 5/3/2015

They live in colonies underground. You'll often see them scurrying into one of their many holes. This one came out for a photo op!

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