An animal is crepuscular if they are active mostly during twilight, which is at both dusk and dawn. Crepuscular is often confused or casually replaced by the term nocturnal. This is the case with house cats: although commonly depicted as nocturnal animals, they are in fact more active in the early morning and at first sign of dusk than they are during the middle of the day or the middle of the night. This behavior stems from the fact that most predators are strictly nocturnal or diurnal, allowing the crepuscular species to avoid them while forging for food or stalking their own prey. Other examples of crepuscular mammals include bats, bears, ocelots, skunks, bobcats, wild dogs, many species of rodents, a wide variety of insects, and much more.