Down The Rabbit Hole!

F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 250.

Desert Cottontail Rabbit 

What is a tree’s favorite drink?

Root beer!

Interesting Fact: The lifespan of a cottontail that reaches adulthood averages less than two years, depending on the location.[6] Unfortunately for the cottontail, almost every local carnivore larger or faster than the lagomorph is its predator. Some predators, like snakes for example, are familiar with the area inhabited by the cottontails, and can catch and eat the young at will; the mother is unable to defend the litter. Although cottontails are highly active sexually, and mated pairs have multiple litters throughout the year, few young survive to adulthood. Those that survive grow quickly and are full grown at three months. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_cottontail )

 

18 Comments

  1. We have lots of cottontails around here. They are not quite the Whit Rabit that Alice followed, but they are cute. Our big cat, Silver, likes to bring baby cottontails into the house. He doesn’t hurt them, he carries them like a mama kitty caries kittens, but it’s always a scramble to get them back outside.

    • I am sure it is quite adorable sight to see and I am glad that he doesn’t hurt them. It would make an amazing photo. Thank you very much for sharing your story with us. Stay Safe and Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

  2. This is such a good example of nature’s camouflage. He looks a little scraggly, must be worn out from the Easter Bunny thing.

    • Hehehe must be, but now he’s got a whole year to rest. Hehehe. Thank you very much for stopping by. Stay Safe and Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

    • You are very welcome, I am glad that I am able to share this with you. Thank you very much for stopping by and checking out my post. Stay Safe and Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

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