Happy California Ground Squirrel

California Ground Squirrel, La Jolla, California
This California ground squirrel seems quite pleased with how its day is going. Perhaps because it found a spot devoid of any rattlesnakes, eagles, foxes, badgers, weasels, and raccoons — all of which, consider ground squirrel’s quite delicious for dinner. These squirrels are common (as the name would suggest) in California and in Oregon, and have been pushing their range even further north into Washington state.
Nikon D300 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 400mm) ISO 400, f/4 at 1/320th of a second

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5 Comments

  1. michael huber December 17, 2013 at 1:42 am #

    this a cute little crurure ,great pic.

  2. Lawrie Taylor December 17, 2013 at 7:01 am #

    Nice image Sean…Yep a real cute little critter!

  3. Shardae December 17, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    yikes look at those nails tho

    • Tom December 17, 2013 at 9:49 am #

      With all those predators after you, you would want nails like that too Shardae. ;-))

  4. Peter Butterfield December 17, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    I’m reminded of a British comedy bit in which starving sailors in a lifeboat argue their personal deliciousness with an eye toward whom should be eaten. A rollicking good one-that.

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