Monday, April 29, 2013

April 27, 2013: Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel

Spring must really be here now that the Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrels are out and about.  Note the distinct alternation between pale stripes and rows of pale pale spots against a dark field.  These squirrels store food in burrows to feed on during bad weather, but survives on its own stored fat during its hibernation from Fall to Spring. 4/26/13 (Wolf. Oesterreich)

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