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  • Posted March 15, 2012 by Joe Viewed 5662 times

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Round-tailed ground squirrels are social, living in small colonies in dense sandy areas. These little creatures are well designed for digging in the dirt. They dig burrows to live in and retreat to for safety. They are active in the morning and late afternoon, munching on green vegetation, seeds and sometimes insects.

The ground squirrel uses whistles as a type of alarm signal when predators are sighted. Although it resembles a tiny prairie dog, and shares some of its habits, the two animals are not related.

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    • # Josy

      Oh, Joe of course that they are too cute. I didn't know these tiny animals. Thank you for the sharing

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    • # Neil

      Going to Go Bad on this ! Cute ! Yes, but can really be a pest, digging holes, eating everything around "Their World" . Great Shots hope there not in your Yard !!

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