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The Desert and The Tundra:
1. Both cover 1/5 of the worlds surface
2. Both recieve under 10 inches of rain a year.
3. Aniamals have unique ways of adapting to the environtment they live in.
As you can see below, Rattlesnakes are a famous reptile for living in the desert. It gets its main food source off of birds, mice, and other small prey with its sharp fangs. This is what's known as a Predator Prey relationship.
A major human problem in the desert is Offroading. The vehicles kill vegitation which in turn reduces food for the animals and lowers their population. Some animals like the Sand Viper may even be ran over and killed.
Plants and Weather:
Many plants and shrubs dominate cold deserts (yes they exist). Since they have adapted to the cold, any significant rise in heat would surely kill them off.
Facts of the desert:
1. It covers 33% of the world
2. Temperatures are higher than 100 degrees fahrenheit in the day and 45 degrees farenheit at night during summer.
3. Less than 10 inches of rain a year
Desert Horn Viper aka Cerastes Cerates
Coyote aka Canis Latrans
Bighorn Sheep aka Ovis Canadensis
Moonflower aka Datura Discolor
Devil's Claw aka Harpagophytum Procumbens
Fairy Duster aka Calliandra Eriophylla
A Coyote in the desert could stalk and eat a variety of animals in the desert because it is in high up in the food chain. An example is when a Coyote goes and takes down a Bighorn Sheep and eats it, also knon as a Predotor Prey relationship.