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Have You Seen One This Spring

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Columbia Ground Squirrel - by Alan Dibb

Columbian ground squirrels are still, as far as we know, down in their winter burrows, but they will be emerging soon.  The average date for first emergence is about April 10th at low elevations, but it has occurred as early as March 26th. 

Emergence is one to two months delayed at high elevations in Kootenay National Park.  Has anyone seen one yet this spring in our parks?

If you have email Alan Dibb, Kootenay"s Wildlife Specialist, or phone 250 347 6158