While on an adventure up in the mountains I saw these guys and all I could think about was "ALAN!....ALAN!.... for those of you who have not see the BBC animal dub....Easy to find on YouTube.
Columbian Ground Squirrels live in burrows up in alpine areas in mountains in the Pacific Northwest. These little rodents live in colonies and are a bit on the lazy side... they hibernate usually for up to 9 months of the year. I like the idea of hibernation, if you ask my wife I sleep too much already.
You can imagine how much they need to eat for the short duration they are active.... again if you ask my wife she would probably say the same about me.