Round-tailed Ground Squirrel ~ Baby II by Kimberly Chadwick

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6th Place in the Ground Squirrels & Prairie Dogs

Taken in Tucson, Arizona using a Canon Powershot Sx10IS

Round-tailed Ground Squirrel
This small ground squirrel received its name for its pencil-like tail. Its cinnamon-tan coat lacks the contrasting spots and strips sported by others of its family.

They are often associated with creosote bush flats, where its tawny coat blends well with the brown clay soil. Unlike its relatives, it does not climb to a vantage point to scout for danger (though they do climb short heights for food). Instead, it will run a short distance, then settle motionless on the ground to survey the situation. If something arouses its curiosity, the animal will stand high on its high legs to see over any low obstacle, using its tail as a third leg of a tripod for balance.

This squirrel dines primarily on green vegetation of the desert floor, Readily climbing shrubs and small trees, it often ventures shakily to the end of the branch to reach a particularly tempting bud or tip. Its diurnal activity pattern includes a fast-disappearing custom – the afternoon siesta. By 10a.m., with a full tummy, it retires from the heat of the surface to the coolness of the burrow. by 3p.m., as the heat begins dissipating, the round-tail re-emerges from its home until sundown.

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Comments

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyover 4 years ago

    Awwwww – soooo cute! I want one!!! (Don’t know what my degus and rabbits would have to say about it though), hahaha! ;o) Great shot, Kimberly!

  • LOL, this is true…thank you so much Krys. The babies are so damn cute in their antics, but then as most babies when they get bigger, so do their antics…….

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    A lovely capture of this little cutie!

  • Hehe, thank you Trish!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    They always seem to be doing push-ups. A grand shot – such a fine little face!

  • Well you know, they have to stay fit in order to keep up the destruction of my yard…lol

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 4 years ago
    Kimberly, what an excellent capture, he is the sweetest Little Critter, Love This..Laura
  • Thank you Laura so much !

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • EagleHunter
    EagleHunterover 4 years ago

    Awwww, that is so cute!!

  • Thank you M’am!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 4 years ago

    Kimberly I still am in love with this one

  • I am so glad you like this Laura, that a lot to me!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!! Your SWEET image has placed in the TOP TEN of the Squirrels and Chipmunks Challenge, “Ground Squirrels and Prairie Dogs!!”

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 3 years ago

    So cute!! Don’t forget to enter the You’ve Got The Cutest Little Baby Face Challenge

  • Done! Thank you for the invite. AND thank you for the top ten that I so missed :(

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations!! Your image has placed in the TOP TEN
    of the “You’ve Got The Cutest Little Baby Face Challenge!!”

  • Yay, Thank you Lorilee and to all that voted for my lil guy!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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