I am really tired after a long day of travel, so will just share a few pictures of rabbit that I took on my trip.
As evidenced by the title of the post, I wrote a previous post about a rabbit. You can see the previous post by clicking on: Rest Area Rabbit
The first two pictures were taken while on a walk near my sister’s house.
Here we have a little rabbit watching us walk by on the path. One of my twin nieces was on the walk with us and spotted the rabbit. There were actually two, but one hopped away too quickly for me to capture a picture.
Here we have a little closer picture of the little rabbit. You could tell that it was wary and was deciding whether to hop away or stay still. It soon took off like a flash. This rabbit is most likely an eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus). The eastern cottontail is the rabbit that is known to most people as it has the largest range of the North American rabbit species.
I saw this rabbit today while on the way home.
Can you tell where this rabbit is by the picture?
Perhaps this picture will give you more of a clue as to where this rabbit is. If not, the next picture will give it away.
In this last picture you can just barely see the rabbit. It is still sitting in the same place. I watched this rabbit for about 20 minutes this morning while waiting for my plane in Denver. It deftly avoided all the traffic that was zipping around the aircraft and eventually hopped away and out of sight.
This rabbit is most likely a mountain cottontail (Sylvilagus nuttallii) or Nuttall’s cottontail. They range from the eastern foothills of the Rockies to the eastern foothills of the Sierras and Cascades.
I was amazed that this little rabbit could survive at the airport. It could have just wandered into the terminal area from the runway areas where there is a lot of grassland.
I hope that you enjoyed the pictures of the little rabbits that I have seen this past week.
p.s. I gathered some good material on my trip for several blog posts, but it may be some time before you see them. I will be taking off on another trip on Friday. Also, I may not be able to update my blog while I am in China next week. It will depend on the internet access that I have.