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Noun1.cottontail rabbit - common small rabbit of North America having greyish or brownish fur and a tail with a white undersidecottontail rabbit - common small rabbit of North America having greyish or brownish fur and a tail with a white underside; a host for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks)
rabbit, cony, coney - any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food
genus Sylvilagus, Sylvilagus - North American rabbits
eastern cottontail, Sylvilagus floridanus - widely distributed in United States except northwest and far west regions
canecutter, swamp hare, Sylvilagus aquaticus, swamp rabbit - a wood rabbit of southeastern United States swamps and lowlands
marsh hare, swamp rabbit, Sylvilagus palustris - a wood rabbit of marshy coastal areas from North Carolina to Florida
hare, rabbit - flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food
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A cottontail rabbit had scuttled across the road, and a tiny dust cloud lingered like smoke, marking the way of his flight.
Ideology, ritual, and individual agency matter; but so do cottontail rabbits, irrigation canals and the economy of the household.
The virus that causes the disease is carried by native pygmy cottontail rabbits and can be transmitted by mosquito.
The first animal papillomavirus was described in 1933 by Richard Shope, who researched papillomata in "warty" wild cottontail rabbits.
Being an only child--the adventuresome type--I soon could be found stalking the cottontail rabbits that inhabited the weedy fields behind my home.
Some cottontail rabbits and numerous species of furbearers and non-game wildlife, such as songbirds, other mammals and even aquatic life and reptiles and amphibians, benefit from these improved soils.
Army Corps of Engineers flood-control and wildlife area headquartered off East Hartford Avenue in Uxbridge, is a popular spot for viewing chickadees, wild turkeys, coyotes, red fox, cottontail rabbits, deer, migratory birds such as grosbeaks, and other animals active in winter.
We saw cottontail rabbits scampering across the grounds at all hours.
and if you're hungry, you can add Virginia possums, eastern cottontail rabbits, fox squirrels, eastern gray squirrels, snapping turtles, red-eared slider turtles and Egyptian geese to the unprotected animal menu.
A contribution to the biology and management of the cottontail rabbits (Sylvilagus floridanus mallarus) in Georgia.
Resource Selection Habits Of Eastern Cottontail Rabbits In Missouri Bottomlands.
The engraved receiver features a pair of golden squirrels on one side, and a trio of cottontail rabbits on the other.