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Eastern Cottontail Rabbit

Sulvilagus floridanus

Description:

This is the most common rabbit species in North America. It measures 36–48 cm (14–19 in) in total length and can weight from 800 to 2,000 g (1.8 to 4.4 lb)

Habitat:

This rabbit was spotted in our backyard; semi-rural SW Pennsylvania. They are frequent visitors.

Notes:

Eastern Cottontail Rabbits can see behind themselves without rotating their heads, but they have a blind spot directly in front.

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Ava T-B 7 months ago

Hello zone-vx, and Welcome to the Project Noah community! We hope you like the website as much as we do. There are many aspects to the site and community. The best way to get started is to read the FAQs at http://www.projectnoah.org/faq where you can find all the tips, advice and "rules" of Project Noah. You, like the rest of the community, will be able to suggest IDs for species that you know (but that have not been identified), and make useful or encouraging comments on other users' spottings (and they on yours). There are also "missions" you can join and add spottings to. See http://www.projectnoah.org/missions Note that most missions are "local.” Be sure not to add a spotting to a mission that was outside of mission boundaries or theme. Each mission has a map you may consult showing its range. We also maintain a blog archive http://blog.projectnoah.org/ where we have posted previous articles from specialists from different geographical areas and categories of spottings, as well as wildlife "adventures.” So enjoy yourself, share, communicate, learn. See you around!

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Windber, Pennsylvania, United States

Spotted on Apr 2, 2021
Submitted on Apr 30, 2021

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