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Kangaroo rat by:Tjeerd Facts Tail is always bigger than body tail acts as balance when hopping solitary by nature belligerent; often fight by jumping in the air and slashing at each other with hind legs kick sand into enemies only come out at night grass insects ocotillo

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kangaroo rat

Kangaroo rat

by:Tjeerd

facts
Facts
  • Tail is always bigger than body
  • tail acts as balance when hopping
  • solitary by nature
  • belligerent; often fight by jumping in the air and slashing at each other with hind legs
  • kick sand into enemies
  • only come out at night
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grass

insects

ocotillo

succulents

vegetation

seeds

mesquite

purslane

Diet
predators
Predators
  • foxes
  • bobcats
  • owls
  • snakes
  • American badgers
  • coyotes
  • bot fly parasites

Rattle snake

coyote

bobcat

description
Description
  • Cute
  • plump,dumpy little body
  • large hind legs
  • large ,dorsally placed eyes
  • small rounded ears
  • tan,cream and off-white
  • White band of fur that crosses the hip from the base of the tail
  • 9 to 14 inches
  • tail is covered with fur
habitat
Habitat
  • Australia
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • live in burrows
  • deserts
references
References
  • http://www.nature.ca/notebooks/English/kangarat.htm
  • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/rodent/Kangarooratprintout.shtml
  • http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/kangaroo_rat.htm
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