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Columbian Ground Squirrel (1,241 views)
JUN-2006 2006 Gary Hebert

Columbian Ground Squirrel (1,241 views)

Banff National Park, Canada

Columbian Ground Squirrel - Spermophilus columbianus
The Columbian ground squirrel can be found in Canada in eastern British Columbia and Western Alberta. In the United States, it can be found in eastern Oregon and Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana.
The Columbian ground squirrel hibernates seven or eight months out of the year. It may begin hibernating as early as July. It has a special hibernation chamber in its burrow that is sealed off from the rest of the burrow with a plug of dirt. It puts on fat in the summer and stores seeds and bulbs in its hibernation chamber to eat when it wakes up in the spring.

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Douglas Stucky21-Jun-2006 13:25
Very nice shot...very sharp! voted
Barb21-Jun-2006 11:46
Great capture
QUERIDO21-Jun-2006 11:35
nice shot
Karen Stuebing21-Jun-2006 09:48
So cute. He looks a little like a ground hog. Fanstastic capture.
Graham Tomlin21-Jun-2006 09:20
fab regards helen
lou_rozensteins21-Jun-2006 07:45
Nice the way he tucks his front paws up! Great details and pose.
Arno Meintjes Wildlife21-Jun-2006 06:08
Spot on, well captured.
Gigi Chan21-Jun-2006 04:48
Great Capture!!!
Bryan Murahashi21-Jun-2006 04:05
Very nice capture.
Blair Howell21-Jun-2006 03:56
Cool Shot!