One of the small creatures from our visit to Grand Teton National Park.
While staying in the Gros Ventre Campground, these guys were pretty regular visitors and provided some entertainment as they went about scavenging for food.
The Uinta ground squirrel has a somewhat small range in western Wyoming, southwestern Montana, eastern Idaho and northern Utah. Most notable about them is their lengthy hibernation. They will head to their burrows as early as mid-July and not emerge until mid-March. That makes for a pretty long winter’s nap!