Eastern Cottontail rabbit – 7/27/13
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 7/27/13
Observation Time: 1:50 p.m.
Observation Location: Sharon train station
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