This nest of baby cottontails was discovered just before a nasty cold front and rain storm were due to come through. A few hours later the temperatures dropped, and the downpour came. Somehow all of the baby rabbits survived the cold snap.
Unfortunately, life is full of hazards for baby cottontails. A couple of days later a neighborhood cat raided the nest. One baby was found dead, and the others were nowhere to be found.
An Eastern Cottontail showing damage to his right ear.
A tiny juvenile Eastern Cottontail. This little guy could fit in the palm of your hand with room to spare.
Multiple rabbits observed at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.
These three cottontails were observed at a neighborhood park.
This baby Eastern Cottontail was rescued after a neighborhood cat ransacked its nest. The cat completely destroyed the rabbit’s nest, leaving this baby as the only survivor. He was cared for by a rehabber.
Eastern Cottontail tracks in the snow. Tracks were found in the front yard of a home in a suburban residential subdivision.
Three different cottontails photographed on the grounds of a local elementary school.
I found this Eastern Cottontail in the landscaping surrounding our front porch. I don’t think he was as well hidden as he thought he was.
A pair of Eastern Cottontails eating grass just after a gentle spring rain shower.
This Eastern Cottontail was photographed near our neighborhood Beaver pond. He was doing what rabbits typically do late in the afternoon---he was eating grass.