Columbian Ground Squirrel – Smartly At Attention

Smartly At Attention

     The Columbian Ground Squirrel is a colonial creature by habit found occupying haunts from lofty mountain meadows to low-lying farming districts in the U.S. northwest and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.   

     Spending a considerable amount of its existence below ground [up to 75 percent in some cases], and much of that in torpor, the Columbian Ground Squirrel seems to be a “fair-weather” character in its activity patterns.

     Here a perky member of the rascally rodent group stands smartly at attention keeping a wary eye out for danger.

~ Anecdote and Columbian Ground Squirrel capture, Smartly At Attention © Jerry L. Ferrara