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Uinta Ground Squirrel facts (Spermophilus armatus)

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Uinta Ground Squirrel
Spermophilus armatus


f-ground-squirrel-tracks-4leggers-comHibernate as early as mid-July through March. During cool spring weather, Uinta ground squirrels active at all times of day, as the weather warms activity more limited to morning, late afternoon, and evening. Preyed on by long-tailed weasels, hawks, coyotes, badgers, grizzly bears.

DESCRIPTION:
Breeds in early spring; one litter of 6–8 young per year. Young, after they leave the burrow, are vulnerable to long-tailed weasels and hawks.

APPEARANCE:
Grayish back and rump with fine white spots on back; nose and shoulders are tan to cinnamon; tail is grayish underneath.

According to the IUCN this species is considered LEAST CONCERN (lowest threat level).
According to the IUCN this species is considered LEAST CONCERN (lowest threat level).

LENGTH:
11-12 inches (0.2-0.3 m)

WEIGHT:
7-10 ounces

LIFE SPAN:
3-4 years

THREAT LEVEL:
Least concern

HABITAT:
Found in disturbed or heavily grazed grasslands, sagebrush meadows, and mountain meadows up to 11,000 feet.

f-ground-squirrel-scat-4leggers-comDIET:
Eat grasses, forbs, mushrooms, insects, and carrion (including road-killed members of its own species).

 

 

 

 

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