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cottontail

a wild rabbit, Sylvilagus spp.
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We also wanted to determine if presence of coyote (Predator) affected presence of eastern cottontail (Prey), and the reverse, beyond effects of other occupancy covariates.
Native rabbits are widely distributed across Georgia and are represented by the more abundant eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) and the less abundant swamp rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus) and marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris).
While the non-native, highly adaptable eastern cottontail is thriving, our indigenous New England cottontail that depends on thick, brushy growth has almost vanished.
One day my youthful East Coast partners and I were out cottontail rabbit hunting.
The New England cottontail is New England's only native rabbit.
The first animal papillomavirus was described in 1933 by Richard Shope, who researched papillomata in "warty" wild cottontail rabbits.
Just 3 years old, little cottontail here needs a home without cats or children.
THE MEXICAN COTTONTAIL (SYLVILAGUS CUNICULARIUS): A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF HUNTING AND GRAZING AND IMPLICATIONS FOR CONSERVATION PLANNING.
Bryant (1916) recorded a newborn desert cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii) in the stomach of a roadrunner, although it was not known if the roadrunner killed or scavenged the cottontail.
The New England cottontail is the only native cottontail east of the Hudson River in New York, but its range has been greatly reduced due to habitat loss and competition with the more abundant eastern cottontail.
The 19-year-old blonde partakes in a rather original Easter Egg hunt in the guise of Peter Cottontail, the Daily Mail reported.
Overall, there were 327 specimens identified as belonging to either cottontails (n=248) or jackrabbits (n=79) from the two sites, with 74 cottontail and 67 jackrabbit bones present at 41MM340 (Meissner & Mahoney 2003); and 174 cottontail and only 12 jackrabbit bones present at 41MM341 (Shaffer 2006).