Who’s wandering near my home?
Still keeping a eye on you while I relax on this rock…
The Columbian Ground Squirrel
spends around 230 days of each year asleep
but in the remaining third of year manages to reproduce, pack on enough weight to let the hibernation happen, store some food away for when it wakes up and build a burrow with separate sleeping quarters. Territorial
and living in colonies (or scurries
), it is highly addictive watching them run around or perch on their hind legs and check out the landscape. This colony is near to the reflective Vermillion Lakes