Arctic ground squirrel


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Noun1.Arctic ground squirrel - large ground squirrel of the North American far northArctic ground squirrel - large ground squirrel of the North American far north
spermophile, ground squirrel, gopher - any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New Worlds; often destroy crops
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Spruce Grouse, Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus), Arctic Ground Squirrel, North American Red Squirrel, voles, and lemmings are also common in the area (D.
The Arctic ground squirrel is the largest ground squirrel in North America and has the most northerly distribution (Fig.
Hibernating animals' metabolisms plummet and their temperatures sink much lower; an Arctic ground squirrel, for instance, cools to about--3[degrees]C when it hibernates.
The Arctic ground squirrel is the only known mammal capable of lowering its body temperature to below freezing during hibernation.
I also have memories of chasing ptarmigan, having family sing-alongs under northern lights, exploring cabins decimated by polar bears, seeing where explorers like Samuel Hearne chipped their names in rock, and once settling for more than an hour on my belly waiting for a sik-sik (Arctic ground squirrel) to emerge from its hole."
From a tiny Arctic ground squirrel to a near-perfectly preserved baby mammoth found in Siberia, you'll learn all about how some bodies are protected from decay and time.
The foxes set up housekeeping in an abandoned arctic ground squirrel burrow, where the male fox dug into the permafrost (far right) to enlarge the entrance.
Keywords: arctic ground squirrel; collared lemming; Dicrostonyx kilangmiutak; generalist predator; predator diets; prey refuge; red fox; Rough-legged Hawk; semigeneralist predator; specialist predator.
On 24 May 2014, I observed a Bald Eagle in adult plumage killing and eating an Arctic Ground Squirrel at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve (60.874[degrees]; -135.331[degrees]), near Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.
The Arctic fox, northern collared lemming, caribou, and Arctic ground squirrel comprised 60.7% of the total number of specimens collected.

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