Golden Mantled Mommy

Golden Mantled Mommy

This Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel was about to be a mommy (swollen teats and overly thick through the middle) and was very hungry. She begged food from us for most of the time we spent on the summit of Avalanche Peak. I know one is not supposed to feed the wildlife, but I admit I fed her (I shared my granola bars with her – she especially liked the nuts and seeds). Of the dozen or so squirrels on the summit, she was the only “pushy” one and ate right out of my hand (once she finished licking salt from the straps of my pack). Obviously I was not the first person to feed her.
© Mike Hoyt, 9jul07.
Michael Hoyt
on Jul 21, 2007 2:17 pm
Image Type(s): Wildlife
Image ID: 314504


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julesblaidd - Jul 21, 2007 2:22 pm - Voted 10/10

Very cute ! :-)

And it's very nice job ! What kind of photomachine did you take this picture ?

Michael Hoyt

Michael Hoyt - Jul 21, 2007 2:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Very cute ! :-)

Thanks. A Nikon D80 with an 18-136mm lens.


dmiki - Jul 21, 2007 3:50 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Very cute ! :-)

Did she lick the camera as well? ;)

Mayhey Kid

Mayhey Kid - Jul 21, 2007 10:56 pm - Voted 10/10

Great pic

Almost posing for you. Good job!


lindasyh - Jul 22, 2007 6:41 pm - Voted 10/10

Feeding wildlife

Shamie, shamie!


klhoyt1956 - Jul 23, 2007 10:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Very Cute Indeed

Perhaps you were not the first person to feed her, but obviously you don't know what it's like to be pregnant ... anything for food, including abandonment of prior scripting or instinctual coding! No fault points for feeding a hungry mom.

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