The arrival and high reproduction of the eastern cottontail
has been much appreciated by local foxes, coyotes, mink, bobcats, red-tails and great-horned owls.
auduboni, 32% Lepus), and, in the Ajusco Mountain Range, their diets consisted of 69% lagomorphs (42% eastern cottontail
, 15% Mexican cottontail, 12% volcano rabbit; Aranda et al.
familiaris), striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis), eastern cottontails
(Sylvilagus floridanus), squirrels (Sciurus spp.
Items from animals estimated to be smaller than an adult eastern cottontail
were grouped into the small mammal classification.
However, two of the most common wild rabbits in th e United States, the eastern cottontail
and blacktail jackrabbit, do not catch the disease, Gregg's studies have demonstrated.
An eastern cottontail
nibbles on tender grasses, now and then pausing to listen.
Abandoned dens provide shelter for many vertebrates, including opossum (Didelphis virginiana), river otter (Lontra canadensis), raccoon (Procyon lotor), eastern cottontail
(Sylvilagus floridanus), and meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) (Hamilton 1934, Grizzell 1955, Schmeltz and Whitaker 1977, Hossler et al.
Other mammals present in the diet included eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus, 2%), fox squirrel (Sciurus niger, 2%), and eastern cottontail
(Syvilagus floridanus, 2%).
6 days also have been demonstrated in the eastern cottontail
rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus) (4).
rabbits (Sylvilagus floridanus) have severely hampered forest regeneration in the Lower Missouri River floodplains due to intense herbivory.
Reproduction in eastern cottontail
rabbits in western Oregon.
The eastern cottontail
(Syhvilagus floridanus) is the only rabbit occurring at Willow Slough and is very common.
The Homesteader," a fine-art print by Susan Bankey Yoder, features an eastern cottontail
rabbit huddled under brush.
Sylvilagus robustus is larger and darker than the widely distributed eastern cottontail
The crow then flew back to the concrete sign, probed into the ground with its bill, and pulled out an eastern cottontail
(Sylvilagus floridanus) from a rabbit nest.