SciShow: That’s Not a Rattlesnake… It’s an Owl!


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Content of the Lesson: Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Search Engines course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. When living underground leaves them vulnerable to attack, burrowing owls have a trick up their sleeve—they’ve developed the ability to mimic rattlesnake sounds that scare off predators! Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping us keep SciShow free for everyone forever: Jb Taishoff, Bd_Tmprd, Harrison Mills, Jeffrey Mckishen, James Knight, Christoph Schwanke, Jacob, Matt Curls, Sam Buck, Christopher R Boucher, Eric Jensen, Lehel Kovacs, Adam Brainard, Greg, Ash, Sam Lutfi, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Charles Southerland, charles george, Alex Hackman, Chris Peters, Kevin Bealer ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: https://www.nwf.org/Educational-Resources/Wildlife-Guide/Birds/Burrowing-Owl https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Umatilla/Wildlife_Habitat/Burrowing_Owls.html https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/condor/v073n02/p0177-p0192.pdf https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/8571/fd9a4ac6351295771fbcb18a3c52e0d0749f.pdf https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.b3104327&view=1up&seq=252&q1=rattle https://www.jstor.org/stable/4084155 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1439-0310.1986.tb00605.x https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/animals-we-protect/prairie-rattlesnake/ https://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/side_0_0/aposematic_01 https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-3-319-47829-6_697-1 https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2002-01245-015 https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1201&context=natresdiss https://www.researchgate.net/publication/11290950_The_Rattling_Sound_of_Rattlesnakes_Crotalus_viridis_as_a_Communicative_Resource_for_Ground_Squirrels_Spermophilus_beecheyi_and_Burrowing_Owls_Athene_cunicularia Image Sources: Hissing owl footage from the the University of Florida/IFAS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCj57G2wo70 https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/funny-burrowing-owl-athene-cunicularia-gm964611070-263328370 https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/weimaraner-dig-a-hole-in-the-ground-a-hunting-dog-hunts-a-mouse-in-the-grass-dog-hid-gm1268791679-372501062 https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/close-up-of-a-burrowing-owl-sitting-in-its-clay-nest-on-the-ground-facing-to-camera-gm1178944726-329712116 https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/a-curious-ground-squirrel-looks-out-of-the-hole-gm1040637938-278586454 https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/desert-tortoise-gm675670620-123958483 https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/desert-rat-gm674779450-123704913 https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/north-american-short-legged-badger-emerging-from-safety-of-burrow-gm455661101-30657210 https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/wet-coyote-in-wildlife-refuge-new-mexico-gm174939754-23017335 https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/bobcat-adult-in-fall-colors-in-montana-gm1188259152-335971449 https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/dirt-road-desert-gm1253707732-366227031 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Timber_rattlesnake_(Crotalus_horridus)_in_Pennsylvania.webm https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/an-eastern-gray-squirrel-is-lying-on-a-thick-branch-of-a-tree-and-looking-down-with-gm1281669487-379642458 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Spectrogram_of_violin.png https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/closeup-of-a-juvenile-burrowing-owl-in-a-hollow-tree-gm1285639742-382403490 https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/timber-rattlesnake-on-the-prowl-gm489897582-74917329 https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/burrowing-owl-at-den-gm490261273-39691132 https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/burrowing-owl-family-in-the-wild-gm176019551-10132485


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