Marsh Rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Marsh Rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris)

Smaller than its more common cousin, the Eastern Cottontail, this bunny swims so will be found where there is water habitat. I have a healthy populations of these cuties who apparently make use of the pond at night although I’ve yet to see them swim.

Diet: They enjoy Florida Native Plants including, but not limited to: cranesbill, plantain or bidens alba, hawkweed leaves, gallberry leaves and elephant foot leaves.

Learn: http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Sylvilagus_palustris/
Learn more: http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/mammals/land/marsh-rabbit/

Shown eating Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba

My take:
Hippity Hoppity
http://web.archive.org/web/20120409052222/http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/hippity-hoppity.html

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