Yes, ground squirrels are native to California and most of North America! They are most commonly found in large open spaces like fields, hillsides, pastures, parks, and even golf courses and cemeteries.
They can easily move onto properties that border these areas and can potentially cause damage to foundations, driveways, and other structures with their digging.
Ground Squirrel: Tree Squirrel:
Ground squirrels differ from tree squirrels in that they live in underground burrows.
Examples of Ground Squirrel Burrows:
These burrows can erode entire hillsides if left unchecked!