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8 unexpected animals that sing

By: Katherine Butler on May 13, 2011, 10:30 a.m.
antelope squirrel

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Antelope squirrels trill their songs

The antelope squirrel is a common animal found in the southwestern U.S., and it's an omnivore that likes to live among desert scrubs and flowers. An avid burrower, this squirrel makes its home in the dirt to escape predators and heat. While it's known to carry its food in its cheeks, this doesn't stop it from trilling its communications in song. Harris’ antelope squirrel tends to trill in the springtime.