Wildlife on Two - Squirrels under Siege

Trouble is just beginning when a Californian ground squirrel gives birth to eight pups in an underground burrow. Exciting drama unfolds when this classic game of cat-and-mouse means the mother needs all her wits about her to survive attack. With bobcats, badgers, coyotes and re-tail hawks ready to attack, she relies on the local neighbourhood watch to warn her of any danger. The real challenge comes when a rattlesnake enters the fray. Only the mother can survive its lethal venomous bite, leaving her babies totally unprotected when she's out busily feeding.


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  • 2009-05-20 11:00:00 - 2009-05-20 11:30:00 on BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two Wales Analogue, BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two England,


  • Presenter David Attenborough
  • Producer Bernard Walton