ground squirrel

Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

This is one of 10 species of squirrel in this national park.  Although there are signs discouraging visitors from feeding the wildlife, you can tell that these squirrels are used to getting handouts from tourists.  This one was somewhat skittish, but another one practically climbed my leg looking for food.

Posting here for the cute factor.  Will be posting another frame at some point on my nature blog.