The underground burrows of ground squirrels are protected from flooding during rain storms because the squirrels build circular dikes to divert water.

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"American ground squirrels, or prairie dogs (Cynomys spp.) for example, build a circular dyke to keep rain from flooding their underground burrows." (Shuker 2001:65)

The Hidden Powers of Animals: Uncovering the Secrets of NatureMarshall Editions Ltd.August 3, 2020
Dr. Karl P. N. Shuker

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