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Aspen Draw August 2013

The round-tailed ground squirrel is very sociable desert animals, living in small colonies. They breed shortly after coming out of hibernation early spring . These squirrels often stand on their hind legs trying to get a better view as they watch for  predators. Because they’re very dependent on succulent vegetation for moisture, these squirrels estivate for a few weeks during the summer drought, until the summer rainy season again brings new growth.

Aspen Draw August 2013Round-tailed ground squirrel — Images by kenne

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