Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-day finding on a petition to list the prairie gray fox, the plains spotted skunk, and a distinct population segment of the Mearn's eastern cottontail
in eastern central Illinois and western Indiana as Endangered or Threatened species.
Native rabbits are widely distributed across Georgia and are represented by the more abundant eastern cottontail
(Sylvilagus floridanus) and the less abundant swamp rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus) and marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris).
While the non-native, highly adaptable eastern cottontail
is thriving, our indigenous New England cottontail that depends on thick, brushy growth has almost vanished.
was identified in persons in Missouri and Kentucky and in eastern cottontail
rabbits (Sylvilagus floridanus) on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts (2-5).
Potential prey in the study area included white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus mexicanus), common opossum (Didelphis marsupialis), nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), Mexican cottontail (Sylvilagus cunicularius), eastern cottontail
3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1950, the smaller cousin of the more common Eastern cottontail
The New England cottontail is the only native cottontail east of the Hudson River in New York, but its range has been greatly reduced due to habitat loss and competition with the more abundant eastern cottontail
Species Footholds Box trap Totals Virginia opossum 104 108 212 Raccoon 89 65 154 Striped skunk 9 14 23 Bobcat 13 8 21 Domestic dog 13 0 13 Eastern cottontail
9 0 9 Gray fox 8 1 9 Coyote 6 (a) 0 6 Squirrel 3 0 3 Domestic cat 2 1 3 Woodchuck 1 0 1 Turtle 1 0 1 Totals 258 197 455 (a) Capture total for coyotes was based on total trap nights using #3.
In the study area, this lagomorph share its habitat with other species of mammals like the eastern cottontail
(Sylvilagus floridanus), the hooded skunk (Mephitis macroura), the coyote (Canis latrans), and the gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) (Lorenzo et a l.
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.
The eastern cottontail
is typically found in fairly open country, pastures, and grassy areas and is replaced by the swamp rabbit in swamps and marshes (Lowery 1974).
The eastern cottontail
has a statewide distribution but records are lacking from some counties (Schmidly 2004).