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Name:         Brooke L.
Status:      student
Age:          8
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Date: 2/25/2004


Question:
Do most types of ground squirrels hibernate in southeastern Wisconsin?


Replies:
Two species of ground squirrels live in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, and both are true hibernators. They are Franklin's ground squirrel, which has become quite uncommon because of destruction of prairie habitat, and thirteen lined ground squirrel, which is common. Ground squirrels should not be confused with gophers, chipmunks or moles, which might also have burrows in the ground.

J. Elliott


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