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Study: Squirrels Eavesdrop On Birds To Stay Safe, Avoid Predators


Nature can be unforgiving, especially when it comes to predator and prey. As such, squirrels need every advantage they can get in order to protect themselves from a variety of predators that may want to make them their next meal. 

Squirrels pay incredibly close attention their surroundings, and it’s been established for quite some time that they pick up on distress or alarm calls from other nearby animals in reference to nearby predators. Now, a new study reveals that squirrels also listen to nearby birds’ conversations to make sure there is no threat close by.