In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Antelope Ground Squirrel in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Antelope Ground Squirrel.
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How to Draw an Antelope Ground Squirrel - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Let's draw an Antelope ground squirrel! Draw a humped line for the top of the head, then continue the line down the front creating a snout, mouth and chin.
Step 2: Draw a tiny circle at the mouth for the nostril, a small line for the mouth. Draw an oval with a circle in it for the eye. Draw a backwards letter C with the top curled into itself.
Step 3: Draw a long line for the back that curls to the front, and a short line down the front. There's the body!
Step 4: Draw the hand by tracing two lines wide apart at the top but bring them closer together as you get toward the hand. Make sure the claws are curled in.
Step 5: For the other side, draw just the hand, with the curled claws.
Step 6: Draw the leg by tracing a very big line that's curled into the body. Here's a hint: the line looks like a question mark backwards! Then, draw the long toes, with pointy claws.
Step 7: Draw a tail by tracing a line along the back of the body, making sure to trace two points at the top so that the tail looks furry! There's your Antelope ground squirrel!
Interesting Facts about Antelope Ground Squirrels
Antelope ground squirrels are also referred to simply as antelope squirrels. They are rodents that inhabit dry scrub areas and deserts in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. There are five species of antelope ground squirrels.
Did you know?
- The Harris’ antelope squirrel can be found in Arizona, Southwest New Mexico, and Sonora, Mexico.
- The white-tailed species lives on the west side of the Colorado River. The Harris’ antelope squirrel lives one the opposite side of the river.
- As its name suggests, the San Joaquin antelope squirrel lives in the San Joaquin Valley in California. It is an endangered species.
- The Texas antelope squirrel isn’t just found in Texas. This species also lives in New Mexico and Mexico.
- The Espiritu Santo antelope squirrel is only found on the island of Espiritu Santo, Mexico, which is located in the Gulf of California.
On average, antelope squirrels of all species are 5 to 7 inches long and weigh 4 to 5 ounces. They dig burrows, which are underground tunnels, and that is where they live. Antelope squirrels are often mistaken for chipmunks. Antelope squirrels have white stripes on the side of their face. The stripes on a chipmunk’s face are black and white.