Rock Creek Area

This Belding's ground squirrel (Urocitellus beldingi) kept an eye on us from his burrow by our door. These ground squirrels are largely restricted to open areas with enough fresh vegetation and water. They do not live in dense forests, tall grasses, rocky slopes or thick shrubbery as they canít watch for predators. In addition they avoid grass that is too short since they canít hide from predators.