Urocitellus parryii, the Arctic ground squirrel
Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011).
Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0253 of 7221).
Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.
Though I’ve got plenty more such photos sitting in my archive, here’s one last shot of an Arctic ground squirrel poking about the rocky climes of Denali National Park. Being a Floridian, Ground squirrels were new to me in my four years living in Alaska. I still sort of miss them. Adorable little rodents.