Well, if that wasn't the cutest thing ever. We pulled into the grocery store parking lot, which has a fairly large green plaza with some high "xeriscape" grass growing in ragged patches, and Whines pointed out a ground squirrel! Or possibly a rat, but an awful cute burrowing one. It ducked into a hole under a bush, and we saw a few of its friends, and the exits for four or five more warrens.
Nearby, there was a tiny little maze in the high grass, showing the rodents' favorite paths. Adorable!