Eastern Cottontail rabbit – 7/27/13

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 7/27/13

Observation Time: 1:50 p.m.

Observation Location: Sharon train station

Common Name: Eastern Cottontail rabbit

Scientific Name: Sylvilagus floridanus

Comments: The Eastern Cottontail is an introduced species that is now common in Sharon. Much rarer is the native New England Cottontail, which is smaller and has shorter ears and a black spot on its forehead. If is very hard to tell these two species apart without DNA testing.

More Information: NewEnglandCottontail.org