ground squirrel


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ground squirrel

A burrowing rodent of the squirrel family more commonly known as a gopher. You can really tell that spring is here when the ground squirrels start coming out again.
See also: ground, squirrel
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The European ground squirrels were brought to the meadow in 2000 from Kosice airport.
Compared to 24 marten food studies across North America that we reviewed (Buskirk and Ruggiero 1994; Martin 1994), and the NE Oregon study (Bull 2000), our study reports the highest FO for chipmunks and ground squirrels in marten scats, which we speculate is habitat related.
A new Louisiana heron and a new round tailed ground squirrel from lower California, Mexico.
Since a colony of ground squirrels will eat large amounts of alfalfa, grown to feed livestock, ranchers and farmers often welcome recreational "sage rat" shooters on their properties.
morainensis (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the Mexican ground squirrel Spermophilus mexicanus (Rodentia: Sciuridae), in south central Texas, U.S.A.
Two visual assessments at Tamarack Flat Campground noted a lower than expected abundance and diversity of rodents and numerous abandoned California ground squirrel burrows.
Juvenile dispersal of Franklin's ground squirrel (Spermophilus franklinii) from a prairie "island." Am.
The notion that predation may now play a structuring role in the montane boreal system led me to analyze 23 years of ground squirrel mark-recapture density estimates for patterns consistent with predator limitation.
What is the common name for the American Parliament to cover the monarch's private ground squirrel? expenses?
Over the past 20 years, the snow in the ground squirrel's habitat has been melting later -- a delay of nearly three days per year over the past 20 years -- thanks to the increasing likelihood of late-season snowstorms.
There are two distinct versions (different color phases and poses) of each of 11 small mammals that generally live in grasslands, along creeks/ponds, or woodland edges of Midwestern habitats: Eastern Chipmunk, Franklin's Ground Squirrel, Eastern Mole, Plains Pocket Gopher, Thirteen Lined Ground Squirrel, Northern Short Tailed Shrew, Southern Bog Lemming, Meadow Vole, Meadow Jumping Mouse, Deer Mouse, and Northern Grasshopper Mouse.
The European ground squirrel is an obligate hibernator whose reproduction is limited by a relatively short active season, and it is a species of special conservation concern.
One story is a trickster's tale that shows how even a tiny creature like a ground squirrel can use its ingenuity to escape a hungry owl.