• The Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel

    Image ID
    FOT447077
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    20.4 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    11725 x 7325 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    993 x 620 mm
    39.1 x 24.4 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    The Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus lateralis) lives in all types of forests across North America. It eats seeds, nuts, berries, insects, and underground fungi. It is eaten by hawks, jays, weasels, foxes, bobcats, and coyotes. A typical creature ranges from 23–30 cm (9–12 inches) in length. The Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel can be identified by its chipmunk-like stripes and coloration, but unlike chipmunks, it lacks any facial stripes. It is commonly found living in the same habitat as Uinta Chipmunks. The Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel is similar to chipmunks in more than just its appearance. Although it is a traditional hibernator, building up its body fat so to survive the winter asleep, it is also known to store some food in its burrow, like the chipmunk, for consumption upon waking in the spring.wild life Rocky Mountain Trail Road Colordo Endovalley
    Uploader
    Rob Weaver
    Contributor
    Rob Weaver
    Date Taken
    2008-07-09
    Uploaded on
    2008-07-09
    Collection
    A2. American GATEWAY TO THE WEST -Colorado - Wyoming - Oregon Trail - Dakota A
    Category
    Animals
    Sub Category
    Wildlife
    Dominant colour
    #504030