Mountain Cottontail

Sylvilagus nuttallii

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The mountain cottontail rabbits weigh between .7 kg and 1.2 kg and are between 35 cm and 39 cm in body length. They have long hind legs and a bushy white tail that you can seen in the image above. Their body is covered in grayish brown fur with white underbelly and have long dense reddish brown fur on their legs that is easily seen in the photo. A diagnostic characteristic is a narrow black line along the margin of the ear. Females often grow up to five percent more in size then males.

Mountain cottontails can be found in Iron county in bushy rocky areas with dense sagebrush.

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