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Cottontail Rabbit


Common Name: Cottontail Rabbit

Scientific Name: Sylvilagus floridanus
Diet: Almost any vegetation including apple, willow, dogwood, hickory, rose, sumac, clover, corn, soybean
Range: Found throughout Indiana.
Fun Fact:
The underside of the tail is snow white and very bright when the rabbit runs, hence the name "cottontail."

Want to learn more detailed information about cottontail rabbits? Click here to visit the species information about cottontail rabbits.


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