Lunch at Silver Lake - September 2002
Details ©Nicky Davis
September 22, 2002 - Silver Lake, Salt Lake
County, Utah - ©Nicky Davis
to tail is about 6.5-9 inches and the tail is
color is highly variable ranging from brownish
to olive-red in color.
the summer, a black stripe can be seen on the
belly is white or cream color demarcated by
dark lateral lines more visible in summer.
tail may be edged with white.
is a white band encircling the large, black
occupy coniferous, deciduous and mixed forests
eating seeds, fruit, nuts, bark, buds, shed
antlers, reptiles, insects, tree sap, pine
cones, fungi (including mushrooms that are
poisonous to humans), eggs, young birds, mice,
and young rabbits. They store many seeds and
nuts underground, in piles, or under rocks for
the winter and can relocate caches buried a
foot underground and 13 feet below snow using
their sense of smell. Still some seeds
aren't recovered making the squirrels a key
tree planter and seed disperser.
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