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Eastern Cottontail Rabbit

Sylvilagus floridanus


Cottontail rabbits (Sylvilagus floridanus) have short, fluffy, white tails that are raised when alarmed. The hind legs and feet are much longer than the front legs and feet. In relation to head size, the ears are disproportionately long. The body fur is usually a reddish-brown color with a white under-side. Adult cottontail rabbits normally weigh between two and four pounds and have a body length of 12 to 19 inches.


Open field of grass, near a deciduous forest.


We found this rabbit on our school playground. It was eating grass and the open.

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New Maryland, New Brunswick, Canada

Spotted on May 22, 2013
Submitted on May 24, 2013

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