July Challenge -Harris Antelope Squirrel

Hey Team.

I may be biased but this months species are adorable, they are speedy..so you will need to be quick with your camera!
The Harris’s antelope squirrel is easily distinguished by the
conspicuous white stripe that runs along each side from shoulder to
flank. They are roughly nine inches long, with a three-inch tail, and
run with their tails curled over their backs. Ground squirrels belong
to the rodent order and are a favorite prey for many predators.
Harris's antelope squirrels are often mistaken for chipmunks.
They are found in the Southwestern United States, specifically in
Arizona, New Mexico, and in Sonora, Mexico. These squirrels prefer
to build their habitats in deserts with cacti, desert shrubs, and areas
with dense vegetation. They also can be found in open plains with
gravel and sand.
Here is a link to the flyer https://www.facebook.com/maricopacountyparks/photos/a.595847437229714/1979056615575449/?type=3

Posted by juanitajn5 juanitajn5, July 02, 2021 15:16


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