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Columbian Ground Squirrel Columbian Ground Squirrel (Urocitellus columbianus) in the grass looking around at Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada. British Columbia,Canada,Columbian Ground Squirrel,Columbian ground squirrel,Geotagged,Glacier National Park,Spring,Urocitellus columbianus Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Columbian Ground Squirrel

Columbian Ground Squirrel (Urocitellus columbianus) in the grass looking around at Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada.

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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 gmspanek
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Uploaded Dec 4, 2018. Captured Jun 18, 2018 04:51 in Hemlock Grove Boardwalk, Columbia-Shuswap A, BC V0E, Canada.
  • COOLPIX A900
  • f/6.9
  • 1/250s
  • ISO400
  • 151mm