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Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus lateralis) with full cheeks. photographed in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA.

Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel

(Spermophilus lateralis)

Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel with full cheeks photographed in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA.

Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel, stretching in the sun & licking a piece of firewood. Takakkaw Falls Campground, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel, stretching in the sun & licking a piece of firewood. Takakkaw Falls Campground, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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