Nature Walk: Fox Squirrel

By INHF on August 13, 2012 in Blog

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Unlike humans who cope with heat by avoidance and air conditioning, wildlife finds natural ways to dispel heat from high air temperatures. Ground squirrels and woodchucks may spend the day underground. Many critters utilize a shaded location or simply avoid moving about. In this case a fox squirrel found the metal covering of a water tank to be cool and spread itself out flat to make maximum contact to pull heat from its body.

The Iowa heat in August is no joke and humans aren’t the only ones who need to know how to beat the high temperatures. Learn how other mammals stay cool on this morning’s nature walk!

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