Eastern Cottontail – 5/31/20
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 5/31/20
Observation Time: 5:00 p.m.
Observation Location: Moose Hill Farm (TTOR)
Common Name: Eastern cottontail rabbit
Scientific Name: Sylvilagus floridanus
Comments: The Eastern cottontail is an introduced species that is now common in Sharon. Much rarer is the native New England Cottontail, which is smaller and has shorter ears and a black spot on its forehead. If is very hard to tell these two species apart without DNA testing.
More Information: NewEnglandCottontail.org