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 Post subject: Ground Squirrel
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:35 am 
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Ground Squirrel Xerus inauris

Body: 25 cm, cinnamon above with white underparts. White stripe on flanks. Has long claws fo digging. Blunt muzzle.
Tail: 21 cm, bushy, striped longitudinally and often held over the head for sunshade.
Colony: Live in burrows, sometimes occupied with yellow or slender mongoose.
Diet: Plant material and sometimes insects. They forage by day.
Mistaken Identity: sometimes mistaken for a suricate.
I have found them widely through out KTP. Many come and forage food from the guests. These two pix were taken at Nossob.
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 Post subject: Re: Ground Squirrel
Unread postPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 11:41 am 
I was busy looking through the gallery of Hannes Lochner’s photos, when I saw THIS photo of a Ground Squirrel eating a Mole Snake. I honestly did not know they would eat snakes!!! :shock: Anybody ever seen something similar??


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 Post subject: Re: Ground Squirrel
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Here are some pics of ground squirrels in MZNP, they are so photogenic!!

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Jumbo :shock: Also did not know that.

Beautiful creature, great pics. :clap: Micetta will like this thread. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Ground Squirrel
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:28 pm 
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:lol: :lol: Just found it. After Jumbo's pic maybe I like them a bit less :shock:

In the other pics they are sooo cute, as they should be :rtm: :whistle: :lol:


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