Cottontail Rabbit Quick
(in our desert), white on tail and underside
3/4 to 3 1/2 pounds
back legs for hopping, long ears, short, fluffy white tail
to 6, called "kittens"
that eat grasses, leafy plants, bark, twigs
coyotes, owls, dogs, humans
a "burrow" (dug by another animal) or a "nest"
(on the ground lined with grass)
and nocturnal (but most active in the evening)
Even More Interesting Facts:
freeze for up to 15 minutes
can have 3 or 4 litters per year (18-24 kittens each year)
into burrow built by other animals