NE Cottontails are also small and very dark bunnies. I've seen one on television :o) Very cute.
David Merker, B.S., M.A.
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jane Stein
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2011 12:55 PM
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Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] ID of rabbits - a bit OT
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
> Sent: Monday, February 07, 2011 10:43 AM
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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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