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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel Eating Rodent

Squirrels will consume other species of (smaller) rodents when their normal diet lacks specific proteins and other nutrients necessary for optimal health. This Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel is feeding on what appears to have been a vole or mouse near a waterfall in Crater Lake, Oregon.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Oregon, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Sarah Minter