family (Leporidae) includes both rabbits and hares.
from hares in size (they are smaller) and nesting habits. They
are small, furry, gnawing, burrowing mammals with long ears and
short tails. They can run fast, taking great leaps with their
long, powerful hind legs.They
eat seeds and grasses. Newborn rabbit babies are blind, helpless
and have no fur.
cottontail rabbit is common throughout North America. It is easily
identified by the white underside of its tail. It is a small rabbit,
weighing about 2 or 3 pounds (.9 to 1.4 kilograms). Cottontails
eat tender green plants and usually feed in the early morning
or late afternoon. They spend most of the day under protective
mother builds the nest in a shallow hole in the ground, lining
it with bits of its fur. Several litters of two to six babies
may be born in the spring and summer.
found in most parts of the world. Farmers and gardners consider
them a serious pest.