Friday, January 27, 2017

Almost Perfect Camouflage

On a recent walk in the Gilbert Water Ranch Riparian Preserve, we saw hundreds of cottontail rabbits or Lepus sylvaticus. It was interesting that they were very hard to detect unless they moved. I thought it was interesting how closely the color and texture of their coats matched the ground around where they were hiding. They were all along the trails and we saw them in bunches of six or seven at a time.

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