Eastern Cottontail Rabbit - ragesoss

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Eastern Cottontail Rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus)

Mammal, Urban Adapter

  • A relatively small (2-4 pounds) mammal
  • Primary range is eastern two-thirds of the United States
  • Mostly gray to light brown overall, long ears, large back legs compared to front legs, and brown tail with white underside
  • Habitat includes open, grassy areas mixed with woody vegetation, brush piles, gardens, and other cover
  • Herbivorous, eating plant material like grass, vegetables, fruits, and woody vegetation like trees and shrubs