cottontail rabbit

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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.
They're a lot of little cottontail rabbits making believe they're big rip-snorting timber wolves.
And domestic rabbits are an entirely different species than the common cottontail rabbit.
Saturday -- Cottontail rabbit, red and gray fox seasons close.
Bows remain pretty much unchanged in appearance, but inside their working technology has markedly changed their functionality Having about the same technical mind as a cottontail rabbit, I would never have believed the velocities and shootability of today's bows 25 years ago; never ever
There are several species of rabbits, the most common being variations of the cottontail rabbit.
Some of the species in question that will get a closer look--and which CBD hopes are "fast-tracked" for protection--include the walrus, the wolverine, the Mexican gray wolf, the New England cottontail rabbit, three species of sage grouse, the scarlet Hawaiian honeycreeper ('I'iwi), the California golden trout, the Rio Grande cutthroat trout and the Miami blue butterfly, among others.
In those days, about every briar patch in my small chunk of America held either a cottontail rabbit or a covey of bobwhites.
From a cottontail rabbit, who raises five tiny kits, to a yellow-spotted salamander, to a raccoon mother, milk snakes, and more, each inhabitant finds safety and security while they need it, yet each has to move on when the time comes.
A cottontail rabbit moves in and makes it the perfect place in which to raise her kits.
Other wildlife like the cottontail rabbit, raccoon and tree squirrel are considered game and have specific seasons and bag limits.