FYI, VT Fish and Wildlife says, "New England cottontails are extremely
rare and, if present at all in Vermont, are confined to the most
southerly part of the state."
Federal F&W says there are none in VT anymore.
They're apparently basically indistinguishable from Eastern cottontails
On 2/7/2011 10:54 AM, Richard Guthrie wrote:
> They are likely wild cottontails. In your area, they might be New England
> Cottontails (Sylvilagus transitionalis) a species being considered for the
> Endangered Species List. See: http://www.necottontail.com/ or
> Rich Guthrie
> New Baltimore
> The Greene County, NY
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> From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Susan Fogleman
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> Subject: [VTBIRD] ID of rabbits
> Hello all,
> During the last few days I’ve read of rabbits being the entrée for Barred
> Owls, Great Horned Owls, and mystery diners. I am curious - what kind(s)
> of rabbits are we talking about? Snowshoe Hares? Feral farm or domestic
> rabbits? Eastern Cottontails?
> Susan Fogleman
> Campton NH
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