rock squirrel


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rock squirrel

n.
A large ground squirrel (Spermophilus variegatus) with variegated black and white upper parts, found in rocky places in Mexico and the southwest United States.
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Noun1.rock squirrel - large grey ground squirrel of rocky areas of the southwestern United Statesrock squirrel - large grey ground squirrel of rocky areas of the southwestern United States
spermophile, ground squirrel, gopher - any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New Worlds; often destroy crops
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Three species of squirrels have been observed in the area: the rock squirrel Spermophilus variegatus, common in open areas (CampuzanoChavez-PeOn, pers.
Suspected modes of transmission among six of the patients summarized in the report included one who handled raw rabbit meat, one who skinned rabbit carcasses while hunting, and one who had a dog and a rock squirrel on her property with serologic evidence of past infection with Y.
One of the patient's dogs and a rock squirrel (Spermophilus variegatus) that had been trapped by investigators on her property had serologic evidence of past infection with Y.
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A hint of a ravine leads downslope toward the rattlesnake, probably a game trail that can funnel a rabbit or rock squirrel within striking distance.
Here, we use this dataset to estimate occupancy and habitat associations of four species of sciurids (gray-collared chipmunk, cliff chipmunk, golden-mantled ground squirrel, and rock squirrel).
Bald Eagles, however, have been noted to prey on Richardson's Ground Squirrels (Urocitellus richardsonii; Caton and others 1992) and Rock Squirrels (Grubb 1995).
Fact is, with my homestead being overrun by rock squirrels and round-tail ground squirrels, we keep a scope-sighted, .22 caliber RWS 52, a Gamo .177 Hunter Extreme and a Gamo Viper Express air shotgun pretty busy during the summer months.
California ground squirrels and rock squirrels have come up with an intimidating camouflage to avoid being eaten.
In the United States, the majority of cases in reservoir rodents--usually rock squirrels, ground squirrels and prairie dogs--occurs in the Southwest, but infected animals may be seen anywhere west of the Rockies.
I never knew rock squirrels existed until we moved here, and I didn't know I was building my compost pile so convenient to their den.
On the rims, deer share the terrain with porcupines, rock squirrels, and ravens.