We can’t forget this tiny creatures in the mountains that are forever scurrying around underfoot and sometimes begging for food. They are so cute. The Least, Yellow-pine, and Red-tailed have very similar markings – really difficult to tell them apart. Golden Manteled Ground Squirrel – This is a very common critter in the mountains and is often mistaken for a chipmunk. The difference being that squirreIs have a white circle around their eyes and chipmunks have strips from their eyes.