The golden-mantled ground squirrel (Callospermophilus lateralis) is a type of ground squirrel found in mountainous areas of western North America
This is a Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel, a closer relative of the Chipmunk than the Squirrel actually. I found it, along with about 50 others while driving in Jasper National Park in Alberta Canada. Not at all alarmed by my camera, it posed quite nicely for me. They live in the ground, generally at higher elevations in the mountains. The Multi colored lichen on the rock in this shot was a real extra bonus.