|Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel -- I love the markings! © SB|
I love these long and skinny, striped and spotted guys and had fun recently watching (through my camera's long lens) a female moving her young across a grid road.
And watching a tiny 13-lined Ground Squirrel watch me... (They are very small, even if snake-like in proportions...)
And watching one standing on guard, Meerkat-style, in the grass at the edge of the gravel.
What fascinating little creatures we have in Saskatchewan.
|Mother moving baby Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel -- as seen through telephoto, and enlarged.|
The young one at left, apparently left behind, looks so bewildered... © SB
|Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel on guard © SB|
What is this? A Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel.
Location: Near Muenster, Saskatchewan.
Photo Date: Top and bottom, July 21, 2014; Centre, July 7, 2014.