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cottontail rabbit,

animal of the order Lagomorpha, which includes the hares and rabbits, except for the domestic, or European, rabbitrabbit,
name for herbivorous mammals of the family Leporidae, which also includes the hare and the pika. Rabbits and hares have large front teeth, short tails, and large hind legs and feet adapted for running or jumping.
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, which is in a separate species. Members of the genus Sylvilagus, cottontails have large ears and short legs and move with a scurrying or scampering gait. Unlike the European rabbit, they do not dig their own burrows but make a nest in a depression in the ground. Unlike hares, they seek protection in hiding rather than in swift flight. The cottontail ranges from the southern border of Canada to N Argentina. There are six races. Cottontails are a common source of tularemiatularemia
or rabbit fever,
acute, infectious disease caused by Francisella tularensis (Pasteurella tularensis). The greatest incidence is among people who handle infected wild rabbits.
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, or rabbit fever. They are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Lagomorpha, family Leporidae.
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Eight species of mammals were encountered at varying frequencies (greatest to least): white-tailed deer, eastern cottontail, coyote, raccoon, striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis), Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), American mink (Neovison vison), and long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata) (Appendix 1).
From this report, we looked at the cottontail roadkill summary for Game Management Region IV which includes Carroll, Heard, Troup, Coweta, Meriwether, Fayette, Spalding, Pike, Upson, Henry, Butts, Lamar, Monroe, Crawford, Peach, Newton, Jasper, Jones, Bibb, Twiggs, Houston, Putnam, Baldwin, Wilkinson, Hancock, Washington, and Johnson Counties.
Since both species look almost exactly alike, it's only recently that scientists determined that our native New England cottontail was disappearing.
The New England cottontail is an important part of the wildlife legacy and biodiversity of our region," says Anthony Tur, an endangered species biologist in the of the Service's New England Field Office in Concord, New Hampshire.
Based on general appearance, pelage, and size, the cottontail we observed was a juvenile, not a newborn as the one described by Bryant (1916).
On one hunt, the dogs had been running a particular cottontail for about 20 minutes when the sounds of the chase turned my way.
Without seeing the backstamps and colours, I can only give examples but Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail (a group piece designed by Ar thur Gredington) can make pounds 140 if it is in great condition and the backstamp is in gold.
Cottontail fecal pellets and tracks (oriented toward sheared stems) were present on the new snow.
Articles published in January and November 2005 editions of the tribal newspaper, The Pequot Times, described this cottontail research to the public.
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