from The Century Dictionary.
- Noting the leopard spermophile, or Hood's marmot, Spermophilus tridecemlineatus, a very common striped and spotted ground-squirrel of North America.
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The thirteen-lined ground squirrel is common here; both prairie dogs and ground squirrels are preyed upon by badgers.
On the prairies, thirteen-lined ground squirrels and blacktail prairie dogs are commonly seen.
Then she brought in young rabbits, chipmunks and thirteen-lined spermophiles, and once she came in, quite exhausted, half dragging and half carrying a big, fat pocket gopher.