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Idaho Fish and Game

Plague Biology


Piute Ground Squirrel

A Piute ground squirrel is diagnosed with plague. Urocitellus mollis, also known as a "whistle pig" are a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Idaho.

piute ground squirrel

Piute Ground Squirrel
Photo courtesy of U.S. Airman Shane Phipps


Help Monitor the Outbreak, Report Dead Animals

If you have seen multiple wild mammals dead in an area, please report it.

You can report to our species diversity database form directly.

Photos are extremely valuable, but do not risk your health to obtain them.