California Ground Squirrel
The California ground squirrel is a very common western species that has recently expanded north into Washington, as this one was found in the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge with the Columbia River and Oregon in the background. Highly intelligent, this common prey of rattlesnakes has been known to outsmart attacks using many ingenious methods and is even thought to be somewhat immune to rattlesnake venom.
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- Squirrels, Chipmunks, and Marmots (Sciurids)