National Geographic : 1950 Mar
SS -11 A Hungry Little Beggar Performs; the Sparrow Hawk Just Can't Relax The golden-mantled ground squirrel prefers higher altitudes. His species is common in the Sierra Nevada and in the peaks of the northern coast range. JDespite its name, the sparrow hawk is a beneficial bird, feeding almost entirely on insects and rodents. '+U4 'Caught in the Act! A Raccoon Whirls, Surprised by the Photo Flash On a wooded hillside in Manin County this sleek coon sniffed food. It was about to sink its teeth in the lure when the cameraman, using a high-speed light, snapped the picture. This coon is of average size, smaller than the one that wounded the gander (page 402).