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What kind of animal is this?
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jamo    Posted 05-13-2003 at 06:09:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I see them all the time, usually running across the road. I always thought that they were chipmunks until my dog caught one and brought it to us. Looks alot like a chipmunk but it's longer, mayber 6inches or so. Thanks, Jan

P.S. Maybe it is a chipmunk and they just grow 'em bigger in the country, lol,

steve II JD4000    Posted 05-13-2003 at 13:29:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
its a ground squirrel...
most time I see them on the road, sometime they run out in the middle of the road and try to bet the truck by go under it with out moving.. funny are't they? sometime they stand out in middle as the truck coming closer and try to run away.

it's a ground squirrel    Posted 05-13-2003 at 09:11:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks, looked up the pictures

Try...    Posted 05-13-2003 at 08:15:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looking at Red Squirrels also...


Phred MN    Posted 05-13-2003 at 07:56:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I agree with Glen. Common striped gopher.

Randy    Posted 05-14-2003 at 10:39:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I always thought I was a gopher. Wife is always having me gopher this and gopher that.

Ron/PA    Posted 05-13-2003 at 07:25:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
While you're looking look at mink. Don't know what area you are in, but here in the northeast they are making a real comeback.

Chuck, WA    Posted 05-13-2003 at 06:43:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
On the "Images" tab of Google, do a search on "ground squirrel." Don't forget the quotation marks. I got almost 1600 hits - bet you'll find your critter on the first page of hits if he looks something like a chipmunk. We're plagued with pocket gophers, but started noticing some of the critters didn'thave mounds around their holes, and spent a lot more time above ground than we expected of the gophers. They also were bigger and had a bit different shape. Turned out to be ground squirrles. I've forgotten the variety, but there are several.

You might then try your state's extension service web page. Bet they have info also.

glen sw wi    Posted 05-13-2003 at 06:19:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Probably a gopher. They are larger than a chipmunk and less colorfull. Do a search to look for pictures.

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