We always carefully monitor the actions of a prey species because they are the best way to determine if a predator is nearby. Just moments before this California ground squirrel began making an alarm call a bobcat had trotted by the colony. This squirrel survived; however, another one did not.
CaliforniagroundsquirrelCalifornia Ground Squirrel sounding the alarmbobcatSycamore Grove 2018
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