although it's coloring remained similar to that of the Snowshoe hare in summer. Apparently it is not possible for this little one to be a hybrid, and by that, I mean a cross between a Snowshoe and a domestic rabbit and I never did identify it as a specific species.
Although there are many species of Cottontail rabbits, the Eastern Cottontail is the most common to be found from Canada to South America. Cottontail rabbits range in color from rusty brown to gray but all have a white cottontail. You will find cottontails on the edge of open spaces such as fields, meadows, farms and city parks, amongst bushes and hedges, or deadwood. They forage for food at night on grasses and herbs, but also love peas and lettuce.
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