Similar in appearance to the Hoary Marmot but smaller in size. Reddish brown to gray color with white spots possible.
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.