California ground squirrel

California ground squirrel

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Sciuridae
Subfamily : Sciurinae
Species : Spermophilus beecheyi

 

Which zoos have them?
Los Angeles Zoo (United States)

The California ground squirrel is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the California ground squirrel
A young / baby of a California ground squirrel is called a 'pup, kit or kitten'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A California ground squirrel group is called a 'dray or scurry'.
Countries
Mexico and United States

Facts about the California ground squirrel

Geographic Range Spermophilus beecheyi is found throughout most of California, most of Western Oregon and portions of Western Nevada. (Full text)

Species The California ground squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi) is common through much of northern California and western Oregon. (Full text)

I found this on the website you listed "Throughout most of California, especially where the land has been disturbed for various agricultural and urban developments, the California ground squirrel, Spermophilus beecheyi, is an extremely common burrow-dwelling rodent. (Full text)

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"Throughout most of California, especially where the land has been disturbed for various agricultural and urban developments, the California ground squirrel, Spermophilus beecheyi, is an extremely common burrow-dwelling rodent.

The California ground squirrel(spermophilus beecheyi) is not considered a game animal.

According to the University of California's Agriculture and Natural Resource department, the California Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi) is one of the biggest pests facing humans in California.

Deborah Rich, Special to The Chronicle The legal status of the California ground squirrel, Spermophilus beecheyi, is clear: a nongame mammal injurious to growing crops or other property.

The California ground squirrel, Spermophilus beecheyi, is one of the most troublesome pests to homeowners and gardeners.

California Ground Squirrel is a 'pest' (an unwanted organism) that can be controlled through the use of pesticides.

The California Ground Squirrel is found primarily in the American state after which it is named.

A large ground squirrel, the California Ground Squirrel is about 383-500mm (18 inches) long, including the moderately bushy tail.

Conservation comments: The California Ground Squirrel is an important link in the food web. (Full text)

The California Ground Squirrel is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

The California ground squirrel is of economic importance in agricultural areas.

The California ground squirrel is limited in it's range to mostly the west coast from the state of Washington down to Mexico. (Full text)

During the breeding season, from about February to April, and during the summer months, California Ground Squirrels are above ground for long periods each day.

California ground squirrels are gray with lighter flecks distributed over the surface of the back and sides. (Full text)

Inoculating litters of BALB/c neonatal mice with up to 10,000 oocysts from two different isolations of Sbey03b (different squirrel hosts) and two different isolations of Sbey03c (different squirrel hosts) did not produce detectable levels of infection, suggesting that these genotypes shed by California ground squirrels are not infectious for mice and possibly represent a new species of Cryptosporidium.

California Ground Squirrels are often regarded as a pest in gardens and parks, since they will feed off ornamental plants and trees.

California Ground Squirrels are frequently preyed on by rattlesnakes. (Wiki)

Baby California Ground Squirrels are born in relatively high numbers, averaging five to eight babies at a time, and are ready to venture into the wild after only a month.

California ground squirrels are generally more of a nuisance than a serious problem because they prefer to stay on field edges, along fence rows or roadsides.

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