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Rock Squirrel
Spermophilus variegatus
The Rock Squirrel (Spermophilus variegatus) is a widespread squirrel on the American southwest and much of Mexico. It occurs from central and west Texas westward to southern California, Nevada, and Utah. It can be commonly seen in some areas of its range and is often not shy around humans. This species is one of the largest ground squirrel species in the U.S. The Rock Squirrel shown here was in Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona, in March, 2009. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 40D and an EF 70-200 mm F/2.8 L IS lens.
The next three shots show a Rock Squirrel foraging on the ground under a bird feeder in Dripping Springs, Hays Co., Texas, in July, 2012. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500 lens.
The next five shots of Rock Squirrel were taken in Dripping Springs, Hays Co., Texas, in July, 2012.
This Rock Squirrel has its cheeks stuffed full of food.
Rock Squirrel
Spermophilus variegatus
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
23 May 2013
Rock Squirrel
Spermophilus variegatus
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
23 May 2013
Rock Squirrel
Spermophilus variegatus
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
23 May 2013
Rock Squirrel
Spermophilus variegatus
Terrell Co., Texas
24 August 2016