Wildcat image. Resembling a domesticated cat, the African Wildcat has longer legs and is gray or tan with reddish ears, stripes on the torso and upper legs and a ringed, black-tipped tail. Rodents form its mainstay, but prey up to the size of hares and springhares is taken. These nocturnal cats live wherever rodents thrive, being most common to savanna. Tomcats are known to control several fiercely defended female ranges.

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