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Among the dishes served up to him, the landlord especially recommended a certain giblet of "native rabbit," on which he prided himself.
Today the tiny hopper, the only native rabbit species found east of the Hudson River, can be found outside of petting zoos only in pockets of new-growth forest between Maine and southeastern New York state.
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).