eNature.com
California Ground Squirrel
Spermophilus beecheyi





credit: Howcheng/CCSA


A large, spotted squirrel with a mantle of light gray running from the ears back onto the shoulders. This gray streak is inconspicuous or absent in some subspecies. Back is brown; dorsal buff flecking is heaviest on rump and flanks. Belly is pale gray. Bushy tail is dark gray above and paler below.

This material provided by eNature.com.



Get a ZipGuide to the plants and animals of your area!

all species
dangerous
    your e-mail

zip code



  send me eNature newsletters & special offers




  Copyright 2007, eNature.com