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Populations and habitat relationships of Piute ground squirrels in southwest Idaho

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Populations and habitat relationships of Piute ground squirrels in southwest Idaho; 2006; Article; Journal; Western North American Naturalist; Steenhof, Karen; Yensen, Eric; Kochert, Michael N.; Gage, K.

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Piute ground squirrels (Spermophilus mollis idahoensis) are normally above ground from late January until late June or early July in the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area in southwestern Idaho. In 2002 they were rarely seen above ground after early May. Because of the ecological importance of ground squirrels for nesting raptors and other species, we sought to determine the reasons for their early disappearance. We sampled 12 sites from January 2003 through March 2003 to determine if a population crash had occurred in 2002. Tests indicated that Piute ground squirrels had not been exposed to plague within the past year. The presence of yearlings in the population indicated that squirrels reproduced in 2002 and that [...]

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