We have more different squirrels on our property of various types. The one above and most prevalent is the ground squirrel. The one below is more rare but I saw one this morning at the other end of our property. It is a black squirrel with a white tip on its tail and it has tufts or hair on its ears.
Then the one that almost equals the ground squirrel is the gray squirrel below. There seems to be a fairly healthy population of those too. The ground squirrels hibernate over the winter but the other two do not. They gather pine cones and bury them for a food source in the winter. They are able to remember 90% of where the pine cones are buried. Amazing little critters.