RABBIT WEEK # 3
Here comes Peter Cottontail hoping down the bunny trail… Who else thinks of this song when you think of rabbits? We just love this song and every time we see today’s rabbit it pops in our head! That’s right; we’re taking a stroll in our own backyard to see today’s rabbit! Do you have guess on who it is?
MEET THE EASTERN COTTONTAIL!
Diet: Herbivore: grass, bark, twigs
Length/Weight: 15-19”/2 ¼-3 ¼ lb
Conservation Status: Common
- Eastern Cottontails have reddish brown fur.
- They are mostly solitary animals.
- Eastern cottontails have fluffy white tails.
- They are most active at dawn and dusk (crepuscular).
- Eastern cottontails use burrows dug by other animals.
- Eastern cottontails thump the ground often as a warning
We love to see Eastern Cottontails out in the yard munching on some clover. You have to be very quite because they can move fast! Hop! Hop! Hop!