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Feeding California Ground Squirrel

A California ground squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi) sitting on rock eating looks so cute. This ground squirrel was intently enjoying his meal on the shore of F Reservoir in Modoc County CA. California grounds squirrels are mostly herbivores, although they will … Continue reading

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Beechey Ground Squirrel

We have both Beechey ground squirrels and Oregon ground squirrels (Citellus beldingi) near our home. Although both types of ground squirrel are active here in the spring and early summer, Oregon ground squirrels begin their winter hibernation in late July … Continue reading

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Young California Ground Squirrel

A California ground squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi) was scurrying about at McArthur-Burney Falls State Park (CA) in late September. Adult California ground squirrels are active for only a few months out of the year. Males retreat to their burrows early in … Continue reading

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California Ground Squirrel

Thirteen species of ground squirrels are native to the Pacific States. All make nests in the ground and have cheek pouches for transporting food to their burrows. They are rather easy to distinguish because of their varying patterns of stripes, spots … Continue reading

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