Harris’ Antelope Squirrel

Harris’ antelope squirrel is often mistaken for a chipmunk, but chipmunks, live in higher elevations. Harris’ antelope squirrels live in the rocky deserts. The Harris’ antelope squirrel has a white stripe on its side, but not on its face, and a bushy black tail that it often carries arched over the back. The underbelly is white.

The Harris’ antelope squirrel is active year-round. Harris’ antelope squirrel feeds less on green vegetation and more on fruits of cholla, prickly pear and barrel cacti, seeds, mesquite beans, insects, and occasionally, mice. It gets its water mainly from the food it eats.

I saw this guy outside the yard. I had put out sunflower seeds to lure the cardinal out for a photo session. The cardinal did not show, too windy I guess.

I have heard said many times in the past, if you are going to photograph wild life always try to get an image from as many angles as you can.

I am not sure they were talking about this angle though.:)

~ by Meg on June 13, 2009.

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