Animal #50 — California Ground Squirrel

spermophilus beecheyi

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 — 12:50 pm

Ecola State Park, Oregon – Tillamook Head

In addition to my 18 new birds on this trip, I saw five new animals. A California Ground Squirrel was sitting on the roof of a small building along the trail near the tip of Tillamook Head. I walked off the path a few feet to get a good look. I have to admit that I didn’t identify it at the time — my field guide to animals was back in Portland at the hotel. But I took a picture.

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