European wildcat has a grey-brown coat with dark stripes on the head, neck, limbs, and along the back. The tail is bushy and blunt, ending with several black rings and a black tip. During winter, they have thicker coats that sometimes look bigger than other wildcats. They also have broad heads and wide-set ears.
Small rodents such as mice, rats, and voles are their primary prey. However, they also occasionally eat insects, birds, frogs, lizards, hares, and poultry. These wildcats are primarily nocturnal, but in areas with few humans, they are also active during the day, with activity peaks at dawn and dusk.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No