Eastern Cottontail Rabbit Sylvilagus floridanus
Mammalia > Lagomorpha > Leporidae
Names in different Languages
|English||Eastern Cottontail Rabbit|
|French||Lapin à queue blanche|
|Spanish||Conejo castellano, Conejo de Florida|
Brownish, speckled fur with a short white tail, hence its name “Cottontail”. Eastern Cottontail rabbits are very shy and prefer to hide.
How to Identify
Although common on the Island of Montreal, they are difficult to spot. The only time I saw this species was near the airport along a rarely used pathway leading into an undeveloped area. Look for them along bushes and forests into open areas.
Where When to Spot
The only wild rabbits I saw around Montréal are the eastern cottontail rabbits. I will update this section once I have spotted another species.
|Boisé Des Douze, St. Hyacinthe||2019-04-21|