Eastern Cottontail – 5/31/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/31/20

Observation Time: 5:00 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Farm (TTOR)

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