Anne Elliott's photos with the Columbian Ground Squirrel

"Alan, Alan, Alan ...Steve, Steve!"

"Alan, Alan, Alan ...Steve, Steve!"
The link below is to a 4:34 minutes video by the BBC. If you have never seen this before, you'll understand why I posted this link with this photo (of a Columbian Ground Squirrel seen in Waterton town). It makes me laugh every time I see it.

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Added on June 29, 2017

Columbian Ground Squirrel collecting nest material

Columbian Ground Squirrel collecting nest material
Another day of black skies and pouring rain today, 15 July 2016. We are certainly making up for the very mild winter and summer-like spring! Hope nowhere gets flooded again today.

These little Columbian Ground Squirrels are seen only in the mountains,…
Added on July 15, 2016

Columbian Ground Squirrel

Columbian Ground Squirrel
These little Columbian Ground Squirrels are seen only in the mountains, not in the city. Photographed this one when friends, Cathy and Terry, and I, had a quick stop on 15 May 2014. Saw quite a few of them during our two-day trip through the Rocky Mount…
Added on March  6, 2015

On guard

On guard
These little Columbian Ground Squirrels are seen only in the mountains, not in the city. Photographed this one when friends, Cathy and Terry, and I, had a quick stop on 15 May 2014. Saw quite a few of them during our two-day trip through the Rocky Mount…
Added on June  3, 2014

Columbian Ground Squirrel

Columbian Ground Squirrel
These little Columbian Ground Squirrels are seen only in the mountains, not in the city. Photographed this one when friends, Cathy and Terry, and I, had a quick stop on 15 May 2014. Saw quite a few of them during our two-day trip through the Rocky Mount…
Added on May 22, 2014

Columbian Ground Squirrel

Columbian Ground Squirrel
This little guy/gal posed so nicely for us near the side of the road. Seen on a great day out with friends, Cathy and Terry, when we went west of Calgary to the mountains, on 20 May 2012. If I remember correctly, this was taken along the Smith-Dorrien r…
Added on December 14, 2013

On the lookout

On the lookout
This is a Columbian Ground Squirrel, photographed along the Smith-Dorrien Trail in the mountains, on 20 May 2012. We don't get this type of Ground Squirrel in the city (Calgary), just the Richardson's Ground Squirrel.
Added on December  5, 2013

Columbian Ground Squirrel

Columbian Ground Squirrel
This little guy/gal posed so nicely for us near the side of the road. Seen on a great day out with friends, Cathy and Terry, when we went west of Calgary to the mountains, on May 20th. Here, in the city, we only get the Richardson's Ground Squirrels. I…
Added on May 23, 2012

Columbian Ground Squirrel

Columbian Ground Squirrel
This little guy/gal let me get surprisingly close when I was on a hike along the Ptarmigan Cirque Trail (Kananaskis, Rocky Mountains) two days ago. I'd hoped (well, kind of!) for a Grizzly Bear, but had to make do with this little Columbian Ground Squirr…
Added on July 13, 2009

Columbian Ground Squirrel / Spermophilus columbianus

Columbian Ground Squirrel / Spermophilus columbianus
This Columbian Ground Squirrel gave me some fun moments last year, especially when I tried to catch it with its mouth wide open, mid-squeal. By the time my camera had processed each shot, the mouth was closed again. However, I did get a few "screams", L…
Added on February  1, 2009