Saturday, June 25, 2011

Eastern cottontail baby


The eastern cottontail is chunky red-brown or gray-brown in appearance with large hind feet, long ears and a short fluffy white tail. Its underside fur is white. There is a rusty patch on the tail. Its appearance differs from that of a hare in that it has a brownish-gray coloring around the head and neck. The body is lighter color with a white underside on the tail. It has large brown eyes and large ears to see and listen for danger. In winter the cottontail's pelage is more gray than brown. The kits develop the same coloring after a few weeks, but they also have a white blaze that goes down their forehead; this marking eventually disappears. The average adult weighs about 1.1 to 1.8 kg (2 to 4 lbs); however the female tends to be heavier. (Wikipedia.org)


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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute baby...


Malcolm X

8:33 AM, June 27, 2011  
Anonymous Telks said...

Nägin Sind jälle unes - olid Kanadast tagasi, a kuna mul oli kiire, siis ei olnd aega juttu ajada :P

5:24 PM, June 30, 2011  
Blogger Kerly said...

Very cute, as cute as you.

No mõnus, et ma Sul unedes ikka käin. Ehk vaatad liiga palju mu fotosid :P

5:21 AM, August 08, 2011  

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