for Observing & Photographing Ground Squirrels in the Wild
make slow movements when observing wildlife.
ground squirrels will flee if you approach closer than 10
or 15 feet of them. They will sound their alarm for all others
to beware. Use of a telephoto lens can help you capture a
memorable picture while causing the animals little or no stress.
using a flash when photographing wildlife. A camera flash
can startle them as well as momentarily blind them from dangers
in their area.
making loud noises. Any noise above a whisper will be noticed
as a possible threat by wildlife.
Not Feed Wildlife. This is illegal in most states and is not
healthy for the animals.
Caution when observing any wild rodents. Rodents often carry
fleas and in many areas of the Southwest and Western, North
America, those fleas can carry deadly or dangerous diseases.
being kind to wildlife has many mutual benefits... Enjoy the
beauty which nature has provided for us to enjoy... While trying
to make the least impact with your presence as possible... Your
efforts will be rewarding...
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