A curious Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus lateralis)
encountered enroute to South Sister.
Spring Mountains, Nevada. August 2008.

These guys are often mistaken for chipmunks due to their small size.


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Azra - Aug 20, 2008 4:13 am - Voted 10/10


So sweet!!!!
Please-send me one !

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Aug 20, 2008 6:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great!

Thanks Azra. I'm not sure if Bubi and him would get along though ;) ?


tiziana - Aug 21, 2008 8:15 am - Voted 10/10


indeed Anya :)

dai tora

dai tora - Aug 21, 2008 12:27 pm - Voted 10/10

very nice

nice photo.
Nevada is a fantastic state for the mountains and the animals.

that's chip or that's dale?


Marcsoltan - Sep 9, 2008 10:48 pm - Voted 10/10

How cute!

How close were you to this little guy?
Did you use a long lense, or were you able to get close without scaring him?

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Sep 11, 2008 3:20 am - Hasn't voted

Re: How cute!

I was fairly close just w few feet away, but still had to use the long lens to get this photo.
His home was right behind him so he was ready to run inside anytime but too curious to do so right away.


EricChu - Feb 6, 2010 5:23 am - Voted 10/10


Soo sweet!

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