Roy's Postcards: 1988/04/02

Inscription:

Sequoia National Park

Postcard front:

BELDING GROUND SQUIRREL

Postcard back:

BELDING GROUND SQUIRREL
SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS, CALIFORNIA
The Belding Ground Squirrel or "Picket PIn" as it is called is abundant in the higher Sierra grasslands. They feed mainly on grass and seeds and do not climb but burrow in flat ground. They stand upright on their hind feet and give a sharp whistle when an intruder appears.
PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN GERLACH

Leonard's comments:

It's a sad sight, seeing a Belding Ground Squirrel trying to look dignified for a photograph.

See also: susanna



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