Little ground squirrel

Little ground squirrel

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


The Little 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 little ground squirrel
A young / baby of a little ground squirrel is called a 'pup, kit or kitten'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A little ground squirrel group is called a 'dray or scurry'.
Some facts about the
Little ground squirrel

Adult weight : 0.136 kg (0.2992 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 7 years

Gestation : 27 days

Litters per year : 1

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Facts about the little ground squirrel

Our popular little ground squirrel is the eastern chipmunk Tamias straitus.

This little ground squirrel is gonna end up as lunch for a hawk if he's not careful! (Full text)

But that cute little ground squirrel is a potential carrier of fleas which can be vectors for the dreaded plague. (Full text)

These active little ground squirrels are important in the diets of many forest-dwelling avian and mammalian predators such as hawks, owls, foxes, bobcats, and coyotes. (Full text)

These little ground squirrels are all over the place in glacier.

The outlines are drawn in cobalt oxide using a squirrel-tail brush (little ground squirrels are frequently run over, and the painters collect the tails, from which they make their own brushed).

Worst part of my ride: I don't know what those little ground squirrels are called, but they were all over the place. (Full text)

The moose are hanging out in the shade (sometimes of our cars), their bodies over-heating in the 50 degree weather, the snow has turned to mud, the little ground squirrels are back, running around and chattering at us insistently as we pass by their endless game of hide from and chase each other. (Full text)

These little ground squirrels are about as shy as a Central Park squirrel, a little bigger (closer to the size of a beaver), and communal. (Full text)

Little ground squirrels are constantly darting about -- too quickly for my slow reflexes to get one in the picture.

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