A 13-lined ground squirrel. (Photo by Matt Ruhter)
Thirteen-lined ground squirrels may not be as noticeable as their tree-dwelling counterparts, but they are common all across Will County. They closely resemble another small mammal, though, so the two animals are often lumped together.
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