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  1. Kangaroo rat by:Tjeerd

  2. 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

  3. grass insects ocotillo succulents vegetation seeds mesquite purslane Diet

  4. Predators • foxes • bobcats • owls • snakes • American badgers • coyotes • bot fly parasites Rattle snake coyote bobcat

  5. 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

  6. Habitat • Australia • Asia • Africa • live in burrows • deserts

  7. 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