Monday, September 26, 2011

A Sneak-peak Before Data Analysis Begins

Now that the field season is over, data analysis begins!  A preliminary skimming through the recordings has revealed great footage of rattlesnake-small mammal interactions.  I have posted a "teaser video" of an adult squirrel interacting with a young male snake named "Death Star".  Although we do not yet know the entire story behind this confrontation, it includes almost all antipredator behaviors exhibited by squirrels: approach, tail-flagging, substrate throwing, and alarm calling.  This video also provides an example of the footage we gather from our labored hours during the summer field season. 

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