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California Ground Squirrel2 locationsMammal
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Aug 26 2012
Vernal and Nevada Falls
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Aug 26 2012
Vernal and Nevada Falls
TypeMammal
FamilySciuridae - Squirrels
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Spermophilus beecheyi

Habitat:Pacific Coast States from south central Washington, south to Mexico. Western Nevada as well. Open areas including rocky outcroppings, pastures, fields and sparsly wooded hillsides.

Description:Brownish with prominent buff flecks. White wash from sides of neck across shoulders and down forelegs to haunches forming a dark forward facing V shape on the upper back. Bushy tail that is Brown, edged with White, both above and below.

Comments:Can be detected by Burrows with entrance mounds and radiating pathways. These Squirrels will form loose colonies and share Burrows, but each member will have their own entrance.

Fleas from this Squirrel sometimes carry Bubonic Plague.


Source: Audubon Online Guides
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