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I got 13 problems, but a squirrel ain't one
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I got 13 problems, but a squirrel ain't one

While attending the Women’s Wellness & Adventure Weekend at the Audubon Center of the North Woods (ACNW) on the shores of Grindstone Lake in east-central Minnesota, I fell in love with this adorable creature. He’s probably a pest to locals, but for me he was a new cooperative cutie to study. The thirteen-lined ground squirrel, or "thirteen liner," is the small gopher-like animal often seen along roads throughout most of Minnesota. These animals really do have 13 stripes - seven dark stripes separated by six lighter ones. I later learned that the 13 liner is very familiar to Minnesotans because this little animal is the mascot for the University of Minnesota's "Golden Gophers!" ‌

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America
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© Christine McCluskey.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2017
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 11, 2018, 4:47 p.m.
Camera Make: Panasonic
Camera Model: DMC-FZ200
Focal Length: 108mm
Shutter Speed: 1/800
Aperture: f4
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Sandstone, Minnesota, United States of America