Bobcat & mountain lion tails
Question: Why do bobcats have almost no tail when mountain lions have such long tails?
Tails are used for balance when climbing trees and for navigating difficult terrain. Since bobcats primarily hunt on the ground and in fields for rodents and hares, they have not evolved with a long tail. In addition, it's an adaption that helps in catching prey in open fields - a twitching long tail may alert the prey, in addition to larger carnivores of the bobcat's presence.
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