Ground Squirrel of the Desert

by Kristi Hines · Arizona, Phoenix

I’m always confused on whether these little guys are ground squirrels or chipmunks, but whatever they are, there are a lot of them running around in the Arizona desert, and they are cute as all get out. Happy Monday everyone!

Ground Squirrel in the Desert

Camera: Fuji FinePix S5100 (retired)
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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Jan Winther

Hmm… our chipmunks looks different. He/she is cute anyway. Love the big eyes and the whiskers.
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Jimi Jones

Nice shot and once again you have caught a great animal pose. ๐Ÿ™‚
Chipmunks here in the east have a stripe running along their side, not sure about your neck of the woods.
Cute capture in any case.
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Dave DiCello

Lol, that thing is just adorable Kristi!!! Wonderful shot!
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Cute little bugger!
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Chris Frailey

What a fun way to start a Monday.
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Jim Denham

Cute is correct! Great close up!
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Jesse Pafundi

Umm cute overload? Great shot!
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Chris Nitz

Cute little guy!
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Really cool shot! That my friend, is a Round-tailed ground squirrel. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, and I think you’ve been spotted!
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Jim Nix

great catch Kristi, like he is posing for you! I see you added me to your blogroll down below, which I very much appreciate and thank you for that – mine is in need of an overhaul too, so will let you know when I can return that favor!


Darcy Michaelchuk

Happy Monday back. What ever he is, it looks like he had his coffee (eyes don’t get much wider than that).
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Steve Beal

Sweet capture! I love the way this little dude blends in with the environment.
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Adam Allegro

Hahaha what a cute little guy!! Great capture!
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Dan Creighton

Cute little guy.
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