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Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel

 
 


Cute little critters, often mistaken for chipmunks, and a favorite for visitors to attempt to feed, but you are not doing them any favors by giving them human food. They become dependent on well-intended handouts and do not learn how to find and store natural foods. Squirrels and chipmunks that depend on human food usually not make it through the winter months. Peanuts, pretzels and crackers will not store for the winter months.

How do you tell the difference between the Uinta Chipmunk and the Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel? Chipmunks have stripes on their faces; squirrels do not!
 
     
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