Arctic Squirrel

Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Spermophilus

Arctic ground squirrel

Arctic ground squirrel - source wikipedia

Imagine monitoring a recording with headphones on and right next to you sneaks up a ground squirrel and voices off his discontent at you being in his environment! This little chap snuck up on me and told me basically to get off his land.
Recorded on Katmai NP. Alaska.
The Arctic ground squirrel has reddish fur on its face and sides and white specked gray to brown fur on its back. Its belly and the undersides of its legs are a light brown. It has white fur around its eyes and a short, bushy tail. It has strong front paws that are well adapted for digging and burrowing.

Arctic ground squirrel

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  1. This is a message for Martyn Stewart. I am working on behalf of the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife, NWT, Canada ( and we are putting an exhibit together on our Mackenzie Mountains. An Arctic ground squirrel is among our featured animals and we would like to include a sound dimension to our exhibit. Please let us know how we could obtain your sound file for this use ( It’s a great clip of the classic alarm call which I think would have good crowd appeal. Thanks very much.

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