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...
Is that not the cutest face ever.
Peaceful day for the Bighorns as I drove up the driveway to seeing them lounging.