Farmer’s don’t like Richardson’s Ground Squirrels much, they dig holes that could break the legs on livestock and eat grains and the shoots of plants, I can understand those concerns. But I have to say… I love them, they are fun to watch and photograph.
Richardson’s Ground Squirrel – Nikon D200, f16, 1/250, ISO 400, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light
I photographed these Richardson’s Ground Squirrels (Spermophilus richardsonii) in Glacier County in Montana.
They might be “varmits” to some but to me they are another wildlife subject that I get a kick out of photographing.