Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel - Banff National Park
These golden-mantled ground squirrels are clearly used to company! By September, abundant ground squirrels will be asleep for the winter in a shallow den, likely under these boulders at Consolation Lakes. Thanks to the local Parks Canada aquatics team - Sierra, Tina and Shelley - for sharing this little adventure. Remember: Keep the wild in wildlife and never feed an animal... even the little guys!
Filmed at Consolation Lakes, a short hike from Moraine Lake in Banff National Park.