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how do rabits camouflage?

Camoflauge is simply the color or pattern of an animal that blends with its surroundings, so it is hard for predators to see it. Many mammals, including rabbits, have a rather dull brownish or gray coat that blends in with many different kinds of grasses, bushes and other plants in all seasons, and is especially hard to see where there is a mix of sunlight and shadow.

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