Thursday, 3 September 2009

Canada: the land mammals

Next batch of photos: everyone say 'aaaaah, cute'....

 
 Chipmunk (need to work out which species in due course...)
  
Yellow-bellied Marmot - a pair of these had apparently made a rather chic home for themselves along the inside of a concrete crash barrier, which conveniently had marmot-sized holes every metre or so!

 
Columbian Ground Squirrel - pretty common, and very loud!

Elk - a small group of these were feeding on the roadside just outside Jasper, early one morning. 

 White-tailed Deer - near the western extreme of their range in SE British Columbia

3 comments:

Nathalie said...

aaaaah, cute...
;)

JONATHAN LETHBRIDGE said...

Prominent supercilium and eyestripe combined with mantle stripes strongly suggest Aquatic Chipmunk Tamius paludicola.

David said...

Very good... see what you did there.

I think the two non-acrocephalus options are Least and Yellow-pine Chipmunks. No idea how you tell the difference!