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Mountain Cottontail Sylvilagus nuttallii


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Mountain Cottontail
credit: Justin Wilde

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Family: Leporidae, Hares and Rabbits view all from this family

Description Short, rounded ears are haired on inner surface; whiskers are mostly white. Hind legs are long; feet covered with long, dense hair. Large, grizzled tail is dark above and white below.

Dimensions 338-390mm, 30-54mm, 628-687g

Habitat Meadows & fields, Scrub, shrub & brushlands, Grasslands & prairies, Forests & woodlands

Range Plains, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, California, Northwest, Western Canada

Discussion Associated with sagebrush or timbered areas.