29 June 2007

Ground squirrels

Directly north of West Campus there's an open field bordering the local golf course. (Hint: If you click this picture, you'll get to see a larger version of it - then you can try your luck at counting squirrels).
We've discovered that it's teaming with ground squirrels on this field. When looking out over the field you see many of them sitting like shown in these photos. We don't know if they are counting the cars on Storke Rd or if they are just generally curious.
The nearby golf course of course also influences the field, primarily by the number of golf balls that have been more or less integrated into the surroundings - see f.ex. this entrance to a ground squirrel home.

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