Day 350: Eastern Cottontail

“The eastern cottontail can be found in meadows and shrubby areas in the eastern and south-central United States, southern Canada, eastern Mexico, Central America and northernmost South America. It is abundant in Midwest North America, and has been found in New Mexico and Arizona. Its range expanded north as forests were cleared by settlers. Originally, it was not found in New England, but it has been introduced there and now competes for habitat there with the native New England cottontail. It has also been introduced into parts of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. In the mid-1960s, the eastern cottontail was introduced to Cuba, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Barbados, Bahamas, Haiti, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Saint Croix and northern Italy, where it displayed a rapid territorial expansion and increase in population density.” To read more click here

10 thoughts on “Day 350: Eastern Cottontail

  1. Your picture is so good……we can see the veins in his ears and you caught him with a mouth full of munchies. I have one hanging around out in the yard. It’s one of this year’s and he seems to be getting used to me walking around in the garden. He doesn’t run off so quick now. They are adorable little creatures.

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    • Thank you! This one seemed to be very used to humans and dogs. There was a man walking a dog who passed in back of me and the bunny didn’t seem to care at all – just kept on munching. And I agree, they are adorable creatures. I find it very relaxing to watch a bunny munching away in the grass in the early morning when everything is quiet.

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