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Townsend’s Ground Squirrel, Urocitellus townsendii
2012-04-23 07:42:28

The Townsend’s ground squirrel, or Urocitellus townsendii, can be found in many areas of the United States. The range of this squirrel includes south-central Washington, western Utah, east Oregon, southern Idaho, and most of Nevada. They can also be found in the eastern extremities of California. There are seven subspecies of this type of squirrel including Merriam’s ground squirrel and Piute ground squirrel. Townsend’s ground squirrels prefer to live in arid environments, most often...

2007-08-13 03:17:27

The California Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi), is a common and easily observed ground squirrel of the western United States and the Baja California peninsula. It is common in Oregon and California and its range has relatively recently extended into Washington. In colder climates they hibernate for several months of the year. In the warmer areas of their range they may only aestivate a few days when it gets cold. The squirrel's upperparts are mottled, the fur containing a mixture...

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