Jack Rabbits, Snowshoe Hare, Cottontail and Domesticated Rabbits
- Jack Rabbits and Snowshoe Hares are brown in colour during the summer and turn white during winter months. Cottontails do not change colour and remain brown throughout the year. Domesticated rabbits vary in colour.
- Jack rabbits are about 24 inches long and weigh between 5-10 lbs.
- Snowshoe Hares and Cottontails measure about 12 inches long and weigh about 3 lbs.
- All species of rabbit are most active at night.
- All species of rabbit have between 1-4 litter’s of young per year during the summer months.
- Cause serious damage to saplings especially during the winter months.
- Destroy flower beds.
- When populations are over abundant this may lead to overgrazing of grass and other plant species.
- Urine and feces kill manicured grass.
- Domesticated rabbits are invasive species and compete with native species for food and habitat.