BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

EASTERN COTTONTAIL

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Cottontails are known to come out at twilight or once it’s dark when it’s safer for them to feed, although I spot them during the day from time to time. Cottontails are solitary and territorial and I’ve never seen more than one at any one time. I  approached this rabbit slowly. He was curious but didn’t seem wary of me. I took a quick photo and left him to the spring grass.

22 thoughts on “EASTERN COTTONTAIL

  1. Such detail, looks like you could just touch the screen and pet him! 🙂

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  2. He definitely has his eye on you. Rabbits are so cute, but I don’t want one in my garden! 🙂

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  3. Wow, incredible photo. I absolutely love rabbits – reminds me of my childhood pet xx

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  4. Sweet. I’ve never understood what makes a rabbit a ‘cottontail’ per se – is that as opposed to a hare? Or a marsh rabbit? I must learn more about this common and familiar creature – so sorry to have overlooked this in my learning! 😊

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  5. Nice! I like the head on angle!

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  6. Gorgeous. Reminds me of a story book about forest creatures (rabbits had a leading role) with wonderful watercolour illustrations that I had as a child.

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  7. Terrific capture, Belinda. His fur looks so soft. 🙂

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  8. We can have several at a time, especially in the morning.

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  9. What a pretty creature! I’ve seen a few cottontails in Saskatchewan but not sure if they’re the same species as yours. Much smaller than our European rabbit, anyhow!

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  10. Very clear picture. You can see the detail of every hair. And he’s kind of cute too.

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