Marsh Rabbit

 

Smaller than the Cottontail, this 11-inch long, 2.5 pound rabbit has yellowish to reddish brown fur, an inconspicuous tail and short ears. Primarily nocturnal, the Marsh Rabbit can often be seen feeding on vegetation in the early evening. When frightened, this animal will jump into the water and swim to escape. A keen sense of smell& hearing also assist in detecting predators.

Latin Name: Sylvilagus Palustris

Habitat:Oak Hammock, Swamp, Marsh

Diet: Assorted Grasses and Marsh Vegetation