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On today’s Creation Moments Minute we look at the way ground squirrels warn one another of danger.
In previous programs we have marveled at the range of animal communication and how it reflects the intelligence and genius of the Creator. Today we consider the ground squirrel. Ground squirrels have two distinct alarm calls, depending upon what is after them. If a ground squirrel hears the alarm call that warns of a bird of prey, he will dive for the nearest protection. But if the alarm signals a digging predator like a badger, ground squirrels will pass nearby burrows to hide in one that has a back door escape route.
The Bible tells us that all things were made through the Word – the Son of God. Therefore, we should not be surprised to learn that many creatures besides humans have the ability to communicate very specific messages to each other.
For Creation Moments Minute dot com, I’m Darren Marlar.
* Ref: Gould, Carol Grant. 1983. “Out of the mouths of beasts.” Science 83, Apr., p. 69.