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Looking For Another Squirrel

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Golden-mantled ground squirrel - Photo by Alan Dibb

Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels, distinguished by their prominent stripes, emerge a bit later than Columbian Ground Squirrels but seem rarely to be seen in spring.  

In the 1980s Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels were commonly spotted at the Radium Hot Springs pools and up near Olive Lake.  Has anyone seen them there in recent years?

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