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.