Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel  by Lori Peters

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I love these little animals, even if they are only squirrels. They are very common in Colorado. They are much smaller than “regular” squirrels. They hibernate in winter. This one appears to be very young. Its body was only about 4 inches from the base of the neck to the base of the tail.


wildlife, squirrels, golden mantled ground squirrel, colorado, nature


  • walstraasart
    walstraasartabout 4 years ago

    Cute, wonderful work with a great dof

  • Thank you, Thea. I have so much fun photographing these terribly cute animals.

    – Lori Peters

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 4 years ago

    great image!

  • Thank you very much, Scott.

    – Lori Peters

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottabout 4 years ago

    wonderful capture Lori

  • Thank you, Robert. I love all animals.

    – Lori Peters

  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2about 4 years ago

    what do you mean, only squirrels?

  • haha…Don’t you know that I am RB’s official flag waver and squirrel snapper? Thank you, dougie. ♥

    – Lori Peters

  • kkphoto1
    kkphoto1about 4 years ago

    Cute little one! Nice capture.

  • Thank you, Kay.

    – Lori Peters

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesabout 4 years ago

    Great shot, Lori!

  • Thank you, Charuhas.

    – Lori Peters

  • Steve  Taylor
    Steve Taylorabout 4 years ago

    Cute image

  • Thank you, Steve.

    – Lori Peters

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 4 years ago

    Terrific capture Lori, what a little beauty!! – adorable image!!

  • Thank you, Kate. They just melt my heart.

    – Lori Peters

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettabout 4 years ago

    Lori what a magnificent image of this little fellow. Beautiful. Brenda

  • Thank you, Brenda. They are very cute.

    – Lori Peters

  • debbiedoda
    debbiedodaabout 4 years ago

    I’ve never been able to capture these guys, too quick, EXCELLENT!

  • Thank you, Debbie. These guys hang out at a regional park north of where I live. I think they are used to people. Sunflowers seeds make a nice lure, too.

    – Lori Peters

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