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Critter Clues

From the January/February 2023 issue of Kind News magazine

Furry small brown animal with whiskers
  • 1
    Clue #1
    I build long burrows, or underground tunnels, to live in, store food, and travel around in.
  • 2
    Clue #2
    I eat some insects, but I mostly eat plants. Some of my favorite foods are roots, grass, and shrubs!
  • 3
    Clue #3
    I am a solitary animal — I live alone except when I am taking care of my babies.
  • 4
    Clue #4
    My eyesight and hearing aren’t very good, so I use my whiskers and tail to get around safely.
  • 5
    Clue #5
    When I forage, or gather, food, I bring it home in my cheek pouches to save for later.
  • 6
    Clue #6
    I can make a high-pitched squeaky sound, like a scream, when predators are near!
  • 7
    Clue #7
    I have special lips that close behind my teeth to keep dirt out.
  • 8
    Clue #8
    You can tell where my burrows are — when I dig them I push soil up, creating mounds of dirt!

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