In addition although we did not assess the availability of common prey species such as eastern cottontails
(Sylvilagus floridanus), voles (Microtus spp), and other small mammals (Kinlaw 1995), the shelter provided by rocky outcroppings during winter may also similarly benefit these prey species thereby increasing the abundance or diversity of food resources to Spilogale.
, Sylvilagus floridanus and allies.
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.
flavigularis, we observed diverse species of medium mammals: eastern cottontail
rabbit Sylvilagus floridanus herbivory has hindered reforestation efforts at agroforestry sites within the Missouri River floodplain.
Josh Millspaugh, a UM wildlife biologist, and Dan Dey from USDA's Forest Service, wanted to see how eastern cottontail
rabbits forage in bottomland fields so they could develop techniques that would decrease damage to plantings.
(Sylvilagus floridanus) and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) occurred in 20% of scats.
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.
We documented all mammals using the grasslands and had adequate data to conduct statistical analysis for four species: raccoon (Procyon lotor), eastern cottontail
(Sylvilagus floridanus), coyote (Canis latrans), and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus).
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.
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.