Among the most widely distributed squirrels in North America. Color is highly variable by region but coat usually has at least some hint of red which is very pronounced in certain individuals. These tree-dwelling squirrels are about one-half the size of Gray Squirrels but much more aggressive. Bellies are typically white. Red Squirrels make loud […]
The largest ground-dwelling squirrel within its range, Rock Squirrels bear close physical resemblance to the tree-dwelling Eastern Gray Squirrel. Highly variable in color but typically have a patches of black tinting on heads. Mostly found in rocky areas of the Southwestern United States and Mexico up to elevations of 3000 meters. Diurnal in nature and […]
Often seen standing straight up near roads and trails. They will scatter when approached. Brown in color with pale tan stripes and spots running from neck to tail. They are well adapted to humans and can be found nearby human settlements within their range. Feet usually land one in front of the other in their […]
Characterized by having larger ears than most ground squirrels, these mountain dwellers are usually gray and brown in color with gray underneath their tails (other colors indicate other species). They are diurnal in nature and hibernate over the winter.
These small ground squirrels have a distinct white markings on the sides of their multi-colored pale brown bodies with very visible tails that are white on the bottoms. They are great climbers in spite of being a ground squirrel that burrows in terrestrially and are active year-round. They are often seen standing on hind feet.
A larger member of the prairie dog family exhibiting characteristics similar to other prairie dogs and characterized by a distinct white-tail and dark cheeks. Their range overlaps Black-tailed Prairie Dogs but the White-tailed species will be at higher elevations than others. Live in very large groups in prairies, grasslands and vegetated deserts.
Appearance is similar to a ground squirrel but much larger almost like a land dwelling beaver. Woodchucks are typically reddish to grayish brown in color and are found along edges of forests and fields. They will often stand on their hind legs to observe their territory. Woodchucks dig deep burrows in the ground with two […]