Monday, September 12, 2011


Aren't these the cutest little critters you've ever seen?!  Or at least pretty darn close to cutest ever!?  We were able to enjoy the antics of this family of golden-mantled ground squirrel as we had our lunch while doing a little exploring.  They were an absolute hoot to watch.

Siblings rough-house no matter what species!
Look at those little hands!


  1. Ground squirrels are a garden pest here. But, you have some excellent pictures, especially the ones where they are playing.

  2. I suppose cute pests are the worst kind. I can stomp on a grasshopper pretty easily in defense of my garden, but taking out one of these sweet things?! ...that would be impossible!


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