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: 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