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What is this juvenile mammal?

Postby Scott111 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:39 am

I found this critter in SE Utah in the sandstone slickrock desert. It looks much like a baby squirrel but is far too big.
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Postby JackBean » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:18 pm

the quality of picture is not great, but from this I would guess some squirrel or chipmunk as well.
(however it seems to be still blind, right? And you're saying it's bigger than squirrel?)
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Re: What is this juvenile mammal?

Postby Scott111 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:56 pm

My biologist friend says it looks most like the endangered Utah white tail prairie dog (Cynomys leucurus), with the one problem that the tail seems a bit long. It was in Canyonlands N.P.
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Re: What is this juvenile mammal?

Postby JackBean » Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:34 pm

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Postby Papreca » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:51 pm

I think so too that its a chipmunk/squirrel . It figures on his tail .
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