Suricates or ground squirrels are also highly adapted to the harsh environment of the Kgalagadi. Whilst foraging they erect their tails above their heads and face away from the sun so that a shadow is formed around them. They also dig shallow holes, and lie flat on their bellies in the cool sand. Whilst very cute they have become somewhat of a pest as they have been fed by humans. They are certainly not shy and will come within a metre of you without fear and will try to steal anything in sight – this includes bits of charcoal bags to make their nests, a rather unwelcome site if you are planning on taking that charcoal to another camping area!