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Yosemite wildlife Curious squirrel exploring yosemite falls  California ground squirrel,Geotagged,Otospermophilus beecheyi,United States,america,wildlife,wildlifephotography,yosemitepark Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Nice scene, Kirk, welcome to JungleDragon! Posted 5 years ago
  2. It looks like it is praying! Posted 4 years ago

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The California ground squirrel , is a common and easily observed ground squirrel of the western United States and the Baja California peninsula; it is common in Oregon and California and its range has relatively recently extended into Washington and northwestern Nevada. Formerly placed in ''Spermophilus'', as ''Spermophilus beecheyi'', it was reclassified in ''Otospermophilus'' in 2009 as it became clear that ''Spermophilus'' as previously defined was not a natural group.

Similar species: Rodents
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Uploaded Jul 25, 2016. Captured in Tioga Rd, California, USA.