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How a rabbit's tail can save its life

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:25 PM

For years wildlife experts have wondered why the tail of a rabbit is so bright compared to the rest of the animal's fur, and now researchers from Germany may have finally solved the mystery.

But Dirk Semmann, an evolutionary biologist from the University of Göttingen, claims the bright white tuft has evolved to distract and confuse predators.


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