Cottontail rabbit facts for kids
|Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)Cottontail Rabbits eat grass, ferns, and leaves.|
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Most cottontail rabbits of the genus have a short tail with a white underside that shows when they are running away. This gives them their name, "cottontails." However, this feature is not present in all cottontails. Some can be different.
Cottontail rabbits do not get the disease myxomatosis as easily as European rabbits.
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