Photographer's Note

The Columbian Ground Squirrel is quite common throughout the rockies.

This is one of a small group that are located literally right outside the Vistitor Centre Doors at Rogers Pass. I guess they're fairly opportunistic as they realise that the visiting toursits are more interested in getting some photos of them and feeding them then harming them.

This little guy let me get right up close to him. At one point he kind of startled me as all I could see through the viewfinder was him coming towards me. I can only imagine how sharp those teeth were, and I didn't want him mistaking one of my fingers as a tasty treat!

For more images from my recent trip back to Canada, they're available on my travelogue.

I hope you like the shot!
- Dan

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