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Columbian Ground Squirrel I love squirrels. I could spend a whole day just hanging out with them, especially these vocal characters. Columbian Ground Squirrel (Urocitellus columbianus) sitting outside the den at Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada, Alberta, Canada. Alberta,Canada,Columbian Ground Squirrel,Columbian ground squirrel,Geotagged,Spring,Urocitellus columbianus,Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Columbian Ground Squirrel

I love squirrels. I could spend a whole day just hanging out with them, especially these vocal characters. Columbian Ground Squirrel (Urocitellus columbianus) sitting outside the den at Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada, Alberta, Canada.

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  1. Lovely shot! I love squirrels too. Check out the list I've been compiling:
    Posted one year ago
    1. Oh wow! Love the Squirrel List...thanks for sharing. Posted one year ago
      1. *thumbs up* Posted one year ago

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The Columbian ground squirrel , is a species of rodent common in certain regions of Canada and the northwestern United States. It is the second largest member of the genus ''Urocitellus'', which is part of the tribe Marmotini, along with marmots, chipmunks, prairie dogs, and other holarctic ground squirrels. They are stout, with short dense fur, which is characteristically tawny across the bridge of the nose. Social encounters often are initiated with kissing behavior and the most common activity.. more

Similar species: Rodents
Species identified by Greg Shchepanek
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By Greg Shchepanek

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Uploaded Nov 26, 2018. Captured Jun 15, 2018 15:44 in 418 Evergreen Ave, Waterton, AB T0K 2M0, Canada.
  • Canon EOS M100
  • f/6.3
  • 1/318s
  • ISO400
  • 200mm