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Eastern Cottontail

Sylvilagus floridanus


moderately large, rusty-brown cottontail with relatively short ears and large hind feet (ears 50-60% as long as hind feet). Upperparts deep ochraceous buff, heavily lined with blackish, giving a rusty or reddish-brown effect; sides paler and grayer; top of tail like back; rump dingy grayish, not conspicuously different from back; front and sides of legs deep, rich, rusty reddish; underside of neck buff or ochraceous buff, rest of underparts, including tail, white.


My neighbors front yard in suburban area.

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Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 9, 2013
Submitted on Jun 23, 2013

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