“Common Canadian road-kill. A gardener’s worst enemy. The reason my dogs won’t stop barking at night. ”
It sounds like everyone has a love/hate relationship about the Sylvilagus floridanus, the eastern cottontail rabbit. Like them or loathe them, they are a common sight in farmer’s fields, suburban backyards, city parks and unfortunately, on most roadways. Unexpectedly resourceful, they have found numerous ways to adapt to an environment shared with humans.
The Fast Facts:
Size: 39.5 to 47.7 cm
Weight: 800 to 1533 g
Lifespan: about 2-5 years