Round-tailed Ground Squirrel Photo

By May 28, 2009Arizona, Wildlife

This little round-tailed ground squirrel (Spermophilus tereticaudus) showed up beside the pond only a couple times, and I really only had one good chance to get its photo. I felt sorry for the poor thing, not only is it a puny raptor-morsel, but it has a wimpy tail compared to the Harris’ antelope ground squirrel I posted yesterday.

Round-tailed ground squirrel, Spermophilus tereticaudus, Amado, Arizona

Round-tailed ground squirrel
Image ID: 22896
Species: Round-tailed ground squirrel, Spermophilus tereticaudus
Location: Amado, Arizona, USA

Shot at Bill Forbes’ Pond at Elephant Head, which I visited and described recently.