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food in a secure or hidden storage place

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As central place foragers, Castor canadensis Kuhl (North American beavers) gather food and return to a central location, usually a water body with a lodge, dam, and/or food cache (Aldous 1938, Brenner 1962, Jenkins 1980, Belovsky 1984, Raffel et al.
Much of this is stored in food caches inside their dens for use in the winter.
Larger crevices also have the added advantage of greater storage capacity for food caches and stick piles.
When he finished, he listened and heard the sound of weeping from the direction of the food cache.
Because the food cache must, at least partially, sustain the beaver family for from two weeks to six months depending on latitude (Busher and Jenkins, 1985), autumn food caching behavior is critical in the life history of beavers.
The largest food cache was a temporary den with four entrances: it had 71 goose eggs and a goose neck placed on the ground and more than 20 eggs in each entrance (each entrance >1 m deep).
Although Lyon's and Parry's expeditions were less than successful, Parry did establish a substantial food cache at Fury Beach; a cache that eventually saved lives during at least one future expedition.
Be prepared to see tent rings, graves, blinds, fox traps and food caches, as well as stone cairns and inukshuks.
The identified targets were bombed on November 18, he said, adding that the toll from the operation was 7 terrorists killed and another wounded from a total of 10 terrorists holed up in three hideouts also used as food caches and that were utterly destroyed.
He said: "They left traces all over the fjord country - campsites, food caches, and huts used by the mineral prospectors and support parties.
He posted out food caches to pick up along the way.
This potential is highlighted by currently unique behaviors of grizzly bears in the Yellowstone ecosystem, such as excavation of food caches made by pocket gophers (Thomomys talpoides); these behaviors are unlike any exhibited by grizzly bears farther north but are representative of behaviors that were probably much more common farther south prior to historic extirpations (Mattson and Merrill, 2002; Mattson, 2004).
Snowshoes provided excellent off-trail accessibility and surveyors were able to find indicators from the animals such as tracks and slides that are visible and provide information not apparent from the food caches.
the Canadian High Arctic), food caches made by arctic foxes are known to be explored by wolverines (Gulo gulo; Samelius et al.