Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii)

Buff-brown above white below. Slightly larger, with longer hind legs and longer tail than a Brush Rabbit. It eats grasses, mesquite, other green plants, bark, twigs and cactus. It’s range is up to 15 acres for males and 9 acres for females. It can climb sloping trees. It does not usually rest in “forms” (shallow depressions in the ground), but, it sometimes rests in burrows of other animals when the vegetation is sparse.

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