I followed the animal to where it was hiding (just underneath a rock-fenced garden) and took two photos before leaving the animal in peace.
While I am talking about animals from Family Sciuridae, I suppose I should upload some more photos that I have from Yukon. Here're images of a young Arctic ground squirrel (Spermophilus parryii) feeding on willow leaves near our campsite in Ivvavik National Park.
Awfully cute, isn't it? Although they were very unafraid of people this year, especially the Red squirrels which destroyed many people's backpacks and jackets left out in the open.
Here's my post of Sik-siks from last year's field season.