Last night at dusk, my neighbor pointed out that there was a Cottontail bunny on a lawn across the way. I walked quite close to that rabbit but it did not seem afraid of people at all! It happily munched on the grassy lawn and sweet clover. It is only the second time I have seen a rabbit in the nine months I have lived here. The Cottontail Rabbits eat grasses and the tender leaves of many plants. They live in underground burrows usually but will often rest in bushes or tall grass.
The Cottontail got its name from that fluffy white stub of a tail that these rabbits have. This young bunny has huge eyes, doesn’t it? Rabbits are quite sensitive to being overheated so they enjoy cool shade during the hot muggy days. Their very long ears help to serve as cooling for the bunny as well. The rabbits feed early in the morning and at around dusk when it is cooler. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version of that photograph. Enjoy!