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European ground squirrel - Spermophilus citellus  Animal,Animalia,Bulgaria,Chordata,Europe,European ground squirrel,European souslik,Geotagged,Mammalia,Nature,Rodentia,Sciuridae,Sofia,Spermophilus citellus,Spring,Wildlife,mammals Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Fabulous photo, Jivko. Super sharp, awesome soft background. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you, Ferdy! Posted 3 years ago
  2. A delightful capture of this little character. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you, Ruth! It's a real pleasure watching these cute animals running around, gathering grass for their underground nests, chasing and playing. Posted 3 years ago
  3. Lovely! Posted 3 years ago

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The European ground squirrel , also known as the European souslik, is a species from the squirrel family, Sciuridae. It and the speckled ground squirrel are the only European representatives of the genus ''Spermophilus''. Like all squirrels, it is a member of the rodent order. It is to be found throughout eastern Europe from southern Ukraine, to Asia Minor, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia and north as far as Poland but the range is divided in two.. more

Similar species: Rodents
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Apr 9, 2019. Captured Apr 7, 2019 11:29 in ul. "Haydushko Kladenche" 17, 1849 Kremikovtsi, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1250s
  • ISO640
  • 560mm