Monday, September 19, 2016

Need help idenifing these two pictures

Need a little help
 What type of quail, if this is what it is?  Scaled Quail see comments

Is this a otter? Never saw one with spots. It was near a water source.  Spotted ground squirrel   see comments, thank you Susan

Saw these both in New Mexico.


  1. The mammal is a spotted ground squirrel which lives on banks of arroyos. See this article in Wikipedia:

    The bird s a scaled quail:

  2. P.S. Otters are much cuter than this ground squirrel critter (rodent)!