African ground squirrels (genus Xerus)
The squirrels live in open woodlands, grasslands, or rocky country. They are diurnal and terrestrial, living in burrows. Their diet is roots, seeds, fruits, pods, grains, insects, small vertebrates and bird eggs. They live in colonies similar to North American prairie dogs, and have similar behaviour.
Their home range is shared with other groups which is actually quite a surprising thing, since in case of most of the mammals there is generally an extremely tough competition to get the female. The group-living instinct of this species gives it a survival opportunity from predators overweighing the disadvantage of breeding opportunities which come from competition.
This is the 300 post of the Bulldog, and we thought we should add one more photo just to celebrate this fact…
Ah… when I lived in Wisconsin we called those a chipmunk. Whatever it is, it’s cute!
Thought they looked a lot like your critters…
congratulations on 300! I didn’t know they ate chicken bones.
Neither did I… maybe this was just a bone tossed out a window, and he decided to try it out…. who knows…
I love the final photo! So cute! Congratulations on 300 posts! That’s quite an achievement. And as much as I loved the photos of the “talking” animals, I was focused on how red the earth is! The color is gorgeous, and quite different from our soil. Differences in things like that fascinate me! 🙂
The Kalahari has so many different coloured soils .. that it is a fascinating place.. semi desert with slow moving dunes.. yet somehow the colours never seem to mix, or if they do they make another colour.. it really is a fascinating place to visit…
Congrats, and here’s to many more posts!
thank you very much..
Cheers and congratulations dear Rob, how beautiful photographs, but I loved especially this lovely little boy 🙂 Thank you, Blessing and happiness to you all, love, nia
Thank you Nia.. they are so darn cute..
Congratulations on your 300 posts. Love these little fellows.
Thank you.. 300 seemed so quick and easy.. not sure how far I can go, before running out of material…
I can’t imagine that you will ever run out of material where you live. It is such an extraordinary place.
Awwww ♥ and Cheers!!! 😀
Forgotten to send …. a big Swedish GRATTIS to your 300 post – great job.
Thank you.. came about so quick…
Always fun with your ….. animal cartoons – I like a good KFC too, but we don’t have them in Sweden, that squirrel is better of than us. They look quite big ?????
They are no bigger than some of the monsters I saw in New York…
They have loads in Boston too! But normal size … I can’t remember I have seen a squirrel in NY – not even in Central Park, not what I can remember.
I have photos of them lying around in Central Park.. went to pet one, or get friendly and a New York-er told me not to, “you might get rabies” he told me, damn I come from Africa, there is more chance of getting it here I would have thought…
You’re great … it was like when I moved from Belfast to Landskrona – and Landskrona didn’t have that great reputation. Not safe a man said to me .. hi, I been living in Belfast for 10 years .. I’m sure I can handle Landskrona and I can. Nothing has bothered me.
They’re so cute!
Aren’t they..thank you..
You’re welcome! I love your posts!
So, so sweet! Congratulations on your 300th posts and I hope there’ll be many more to come 🙂
It came about so fast..but thank you..don’t know if I’ve got 300 left in me…
Congratulations on your 300th post and to the next 300!!! (Suzanne)
Thank you Suzanne.. so kind of you… not sure about the next 300 just seems so many…
Congrats Bulldog – wonderful set and I love the captions!
Thank you.. much appreciated..
Congratulations!!! Brilliant shots!!! They are so cute!!!
Thank you Rexlin… cute and playful..
Congrats on your 300th post! 🙂
Thank you.. seems so quick..
Congrats on your 300 posts. What cute squirrel pics, especially the peek-a-boo one. 🙂
Such cute little squirrels! Congratulations on your 300th post 😀
Thank you.. much appreciated.. cute and entertaining…
Congratulations and I want that squirrel!
I wish I could send you one..or two..or three…
Cheers to your 300th post!
Cheers.. and thanks..
Yay, 300 posts!!! Congrats Bulldog :). I’m sure glad I found your blog!
Thank you so much..
Congrats on your 300 post:) cute squirrels:)
Thank you.. 300 seemed to come so quick…
Congrats on you 300th post!!!!! Love that there were squirrels on this special day 🙂 :)….
I could think of nothing better than squirrels… cant take good horse photos .. so gave up on that one… I could actually not believe that the 300 had come up so quick… but thank you always appreciate it when you comment…
Congratulations Bulldog! Lovely little squirrel. I have one that visits daily and causes a bit of havoc in the garden but why shouldn’t she/he – the land belongs to them. 🙂
How right you are and they are sent to entertain us … so rather be entertained I say…
Totally agree! 🙂
Congratulations on your mile stone of 300 posts. It is always fun and educational to read your posts.
Thank you so much Alex… appreciated..