- Carnivorous, mostly preys upon Richardson Ground Squirrels.
- Burrowing animal.
- Will use multiple den sites.
- During winter months will enter a state of Torpor and emerge from dens on warm winter days.
- Breeds in July and August.
- Young are born in March.
- Will cache extra food to eat later.
- Will dig large tunnels in pursuit of Richardson Ground Squirrels.
- Predation of domestic pets such as cats and dogs.