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Known predators of Xerus inauris are black-backed jackals (Canis mesomelas).Puff adders (Bitis arietans) and monitor lizards (Varanus exanthematicus) are also known predators of Cape ground squirrels....Ground squirrels eat bulbs, fruits, grasses, herbs, insects and shrubs.(EOL)
Diet: Acacia seeds, dry pods, pulpy parts of wild fruits and a variety of other grass and seeds.
Predators: Serval, wildcat, black-backed jackel, honey badger, grey heron, black-shouldered kite, spotted eagle owl, cape cobra (GS)......genet....Predators: The main predators of Vlei rats include Servals, Barn owls and snakes.(wildcliff)
Predators: Black-backed jackal
Predators: African wildcat, serval
If they are available, S. campestris prefers seeds of Acacia species, particularly A. tortilis. PREDATION: Known Predators * barn owls (Tyto alba) While it is presumed that S. campestris faces predation from larger carnivorous mammals and snakes, the only predator that has been specifically noted for this species is the barn owl.
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