Young Cottontail Rabbit

 
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While walking around in the desert I spotted this young Cottontail Rabbit. I think maybe I was the first human it had ever seen. What a cutie...

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bubbalinn - Apr 27, 2010 07:22 PM EDT
Hi Ann :-) The little babies sure are cute and when they run they are extra cute.
A.Lovely - Apr 23, 2010 09:35 PM EDT
Why thank you Alan for all the info. It is interesting and I didn't know til reading this information. Rabbit/hare it's really a great capture of this sweet little animal.
bubbalinn - Apr 19, 2010 10:03 PM EDT
Hi Ann, Thanks for looking at my photo, I'm glad you liked my thought about me being the first human it has seen :-) I really did not think about the rabbit/hare thing. I found this about them and I'm still a little confused. Rabbits are clearly distinguished from hares in that rabbits are altricial, having young that are born blind and hairless. In contrast, hares are generally born with hair and are able to see (precocial). All rabbits except the cottontail rabbit live underground in burrows or warrens, while hares live in simple nests above the ground (as does the cottontail rabbit), and usually do not live in groups. Hares are generally larger than rabbits, with longer ears, and have black markings on their fur. Hares have not been domesticated, while European rabbits are often kept as house pets. In gardens, they are typically kept in hutches — small, wooden, house-like boxes — that protect the rabbits from the environment and predators.
A.Lovely - Apr 19, 2010 07:48 PM EDT
LOL I'm sorry but I find your info about being the first human it had ever seen, amusing. It's a great capture, Alan. Is it a hare or a rabbit? Hmm? It is a sweet little thing and you captured it very nicely.

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