The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrels

 
This Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel I recognize from last year since he has an unusual white mark on the top of his head.  They can hibernate for up to 9 months but with the warm weather they have all come out early.

 
They are smaller than the tree Squirrels, but much large than Chipmunks.  I love watching them since they are far more curious, expressive and friendly.

 
They eat seed, but love greens and carrots...
 
 
and fruit.

 
Is that not the cutest face ever.

 
Peaceful day for the Bighorns as I drove up the driveway to seeing them lounging.

7 comments:

  1. Really enjoy your photography...

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  2. They are gorgeous.

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  3. Cute, cute, cute!!! What a sweet little squirrel!! And your Bighorns are magnificent!

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  4. Isn't it wonderful to recognize these animals and to see they survived the winter? We had a black and white rabbit in our neighbourhood that must have escaped its cage at some stage that lived near our house. I saw it every morning and it survived 2 severe winters. This winter was a mild one.... and now I have not seen it yet. Think the winter was too mild for this sturdy little animal. I am on the outlook every morning... but I think in vain...

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  5. I have a grey squirrel in my yard that I call Stubby. Easy to recognize him as somehow, poor baby, only has a stub for a tail. He's been around for a long time and we talk often. I think he likes me. :-)
    I love your little Golden.

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  6. Your photography is sensational. We can get pretty close to our grey squirrels, but not the red ones or chipmunks. They are much more timid.

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  7. You live in paradise Nancy. Beautiful pics

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