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Mountain Cottontail Sylvilagus nuttallii

Track In clusters of 4. Foreprints almost round, about 1" (25 mm) wide; hindprints ahead of foreprints, oblong, about 34" (75100 mm) long, depending on size and speed of rabbit. When sitting or standing: 2 hindprints side by side, just behind 2 more closely spaced foreprints. When moving: 1 foreprint slightly ahead of the other; hindprints ahead of foreprints, as forefeet act as fulcrums for hops. Hindprints relatively short when moving fast, as less of leg touches down. Straddle 45" (100125 mm); stride varies with speed.

Sign Scat: Droppings are small, round pellets, usually in clusters.

 

 

 

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