However, carrion use, even by herbivores such as Eastern Cottontail
(Sylvilagus floririanus) and Beaver (Castor canadensis) (Bumann and Stauffer 2002; Gleason et al.
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
(http://www.newenglandcottontail.org/) has seen its habitat dwindle 80 percent , according to the Wildlife Management Institute.
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 #3.0 foothold traps (n = 1,416).
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.
Number Species trapped Diclelphis virginiana (Opossum) 629 Procyon lotor (Raccoon) 333 Lynx rufus (Bobcat) 62 Mephitis mephitis (Striped Skunk) 33 Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail
) 20 Canis latrans (Coyote) 18 Canis familiaris (Domestic Dog) 2 Felis catus (Domestic Cat) 1 Urocyon cinereoargenteus (Gray Fox) 1 Vulpes vulges (Red Fox) 1 Sciurus carolinensis (Grey Squirrel) 1 Sciurus niger (Fox Squirrel) 1 Table 3.--Small mammals trapped at Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane), Glendora Site, Sullivan County, Indiana.
You don't need a permit to kill and eat a nutria (though you do have to obey the laws governing the use of firearms, leg-hold traps, explosives, etc.), 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
has a statewide distribution but records are lacking from some counties (Schmidly 2004).