Owls are the most frequent predators of glirids (Bouvier and Bayle 1989; Vvano and Turini 1996). When alarmed, glirids deliver a painful bite with their sharp incisors, they may also hiss, spit, and leap high into the air (Nowak 1999). Glirids have the ability to regenerate their tails if lost to predators (Vaughan et al. 2000).
- owls (Strigiformes)
Anti-predator Adaptations: cryptic
- Vvano, B., R. Turini. 1996. The occurrence of dormice (Rodentia, Myoxidae) in the diet of the barn-owl, Tyto alba (Scop., 1769): Data from NW Tuscany (Italy). Atti del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Trieste, 47: 149-158.
- Bouvier, M., P. Bayle. 1989. The diet of the tawny owl Strix aluco in the southern French Alps. Bievre, 10: 1-22.