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It's all in the tail - Mountain Ground Squirrel We saw this fellow put on a show with his tail in the desert scrub close to the Solitaire Guest farm. Geotagged,Mountain ground squirrel,Namibia,Spring,Xerus princeps,namibia Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

It's all in the tail - Mountain Ground Squirrel

We saw this fellow put on a show with his tail in the desert scrub close to the Solitaire Guest farm.

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  1. Awesome! Without the tail you'd say its a meerkat :) Posted 3 months ago
    1. WEll the tail was the whole show - it undulated it back, forth , and all over. It was a real show! Posted 3 months ago

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The mountain ground squirrel is a rodent that is native to southwestern Angola, western Namibia, and western South Africa. It is also known as the Kaoko ground squirrel or the Damara ground squirrel.

It is the closest relative of the Cape ground squirrel , which is so similar in appearance that the two are difficult to distinguish in the field. Both species have long bushy black and white tails with a white stripe from the shoulder towards the rump. ''Xerus princeps'' is slightly larger,.. more

Similar species: Rodents
Species identified by Barry
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Uploaded Mar 19, 2017. Captured Nov 21, 2012 09:15 in C14, Namibia.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/5.8
  • 1/501s
  • ISO80
  • 123.425mm