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Eastern Cottontail

Sylvilagus floridanus


Speckled brown fur; relatively small body with large ears.


Eastern cottontail habitat includes open grassy areas, clearings, and old fields supporting abundant green grasses and herbs, with shrubs in the area or edges for cover.


•One of the most common rabbit species in North America. •Deceptively fast runners for their size. •Extremely alert of their surroundings.

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Plainfield, Illinois, USA

Spotted on Apr 25, 2014
Submitted on Apr 28, 2014

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