A couple of years ago I was on the road to Pierce Point when all of the sudden the road became full of rabbits. They seemed unusually small to me at the time and I couldn’t believe how many there were. If I researched what they were then I’ve forgotten. Well, just the other day I saw a few more of these small rabbits and I was able to photograph them. Here’s a photo of one of them.
Now that I had photographed one I had to find out what it was. That was easy thanks to Google. These small rabbits are brush rabbits. The name sure fits given where I found them. If they look like cottontails to you that’s because they are a type of cottontail. They are different in two ways though. First, they don’t have any white on their tails. Second, they are noticeably smaller than other cottontails. As I photographed them I noticed that they didn’t stay in the little opening where I photographed them for very long. I think that those that do stay longer tend to live shorter lives.