Uinta Ground Squirrel
The Uinta Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus armatus), is a squirrel native to the northern Rocky Mountains and surrounding foothills in the United States including Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming. Its habitat includes dry meadows, grasslands, and cultivated fields close to water.
The squirrels eat foods including seeds, green vegetation, insects, and meat. They are fully active for only a few months in the spring and summer before beginning aestivation and hibernation in burrows underground. The squirrels mate in the early spring and females give birth after about a month of gestation. Litters usually include four to six young.