Video: Squirrels Mask Scent with Rattlesnake Skin



In the popular TV series “The Walking Dead” humans can hide from zombies by covering themselves in zombie guts, masking their scent.

The California ground squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi) uses a similar tactic to hide from a major predator, the rattlesnake, which relies on smell to track down its prey.

 

 

 

 

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