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Marsh Rabbit

Sylvilagus palustris

Description:

A short eared brown rabbit

Habitat:

I found it along the grassy areas behind the beach at Siesta Key beach, Florida.


1 species ID suggestions

Marsh Rabbit
Sylvilagus palustris Marsh Rabbit

6 Comments

Dave-a-roni
Dave-a-roni 2 years ago

Ahh yes indeed it is! Awesome, thanks guys! Yeah Marsh Rabbit fits much better, Florida area only, near water, and the small ears.
We were kinda close Peter, "similar in appearance to the eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) but is characterized by smaller ears, legs, and tail."

PeterChereshnoski
PeterChereshnoski 2 years ago

I will gladly defer to the more local id's.....we have the Eastern Cottontail as the only rabbit in my neck of the woods. We do have the Snowshoe Hare that is much bigger too!

ZackUmbarger
ZackUmbarger 2 years ago

Yeah, Same thing I was thinking ^^

Liam
Liam 2 years ago

This is a Marsh Rabbit, Sylvilagus palustris. The ears are too small to be a cottontail, and the tail is brown.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvilagus_...

Dave-a-roni
Dave-a-roni 2 years ago

Yeah you could be right Peter, I imaged searched and looks like it, especially with the white fur along the jaw. Thanks

PeterChereshnoski
PeterChereshnoski 2 years ago

Tough to tell for sure but it is probably a Cottontail Rabbit.....

Sarasota, Florida, USA

Lat: 27.27, Long: -82.55

Spotted on Apr 2, 2009
Submitted on Sep 22, 2011

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