"Please feed me" Ground squirrel  by Sherry Pundt
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This is a Round tailed Ground squirrel I captured out the back door of my work. This is the second year for him to hang around and beg for table scraps, He will eat right out of our hands. We named him Pumba.
Taken in Tucson, AZ.

Taken with my Canon Powershot S5is.

Spermophilus tereticaudus
Family: Sciuridae Order: Rodentia Class: Mammalia

DISTRIBUTION, ABUNDANCE, AND SEASONALITY

The round-tailed ground squirrel is found in desert regions of California from the Mexican border to southern Inyo Co. Optimum habitats are desert succulent shrub, desert wash, desert scrub, alkali desert scrub, and levees in cropland habitat. Also found in urban habitat. Found from -60 to 900m (-180 to 2900 ft) elevation.

SPECIFIC HABITAT REQUIREMENTS

Feeding: Table srcaps are always loved. Prefers seeds, leaves, flowers, and other plant parts of grasses, forbs, and shrubs. Green vegetation is in the diet in all months of the year. Will also take insects and spiders. Feeds on the ground surface and climbs in shrubs and trees.

Comments

  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 4 years ago

    Certainly is a cutie!! Need to add to the list of his likes in food to include table scraps!!

  • I have to admit that he is pretty darn cute! He now has a baby that he is allowing to come up to us for food as well! I added to the list for ya.

    – Sherry Pundt

  • EagleHunter
    EagleHunterabout 4 years ago

    That is so cute, how could anyone resist!

  • Thank you very much! I have to agree we have made him pretty fat because we can’t seem to resist..lol

    – Sherry Pundt

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoabout 4 years ago

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 4 years ago

    What an Adorable Capture….Laura

  • Thank you Laura! He has become quite the little piggy!

    – Sherry Pundt

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoalmost 4 years ago

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You are a TOP TEN winner in the Alphabet – Letter S challenge in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends Group.

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