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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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These rabbits are found near freshwater marshes and estuarine areas throughout most of Florida. They range through the coastal plain from the Florida panhandle to southeastern Virginia.
These medium sized rabbits are dark brown to reddish brown with a dark belly. The head and tail of marsh rabbits are smaller than eastern cottontail rabbits. Sylvilagus palustris have short rounded ears and small feet with long toenails on the hind feet. Males and females appear similar.
The marsh rabbit is primarily nocturnal, although it can often be seen while foraging in the morning or early evening.
For more information on this species, visit the following link:
University of Michigan Animal Diversity Web page for this species
Date record last modified:
Feb 24, 2017