Marsh Rabbit In The Open - click to enlarge

Marsh Rabbit In The Open

A member of the Cottontail family but with smaller legs and ears. They live in swamps and marshes.

Marsh Rabbit In The Open - click to enlarge
Marsh Rabbit In The Open – click to enlarge
Marsh Rabbit In The Open - click to enlarge
Marsh Rabbit In The Open – click to enlarge

Usually they stay in the grasses and reeds making a clean photograph hard to get.

Marsh Rabbit In The Open - click to enlarge
Marsh Rabbit In The Open – click to enlarge
Marsh Rabbit In The Open - click to enlarge
Marsh Rabbit In The Open – click to enlarge

Nearby Alligators didn’t seem to bother him at all. Not a good survival technique.

Marsh Rabbit In The Open - click to enlarge
Marsh Rabbit In The Open – click to enlarge
Marsh Rabbit In The Open - click to enlarge
Marsh Rabbit In The Open – click to enlarge

I have seen a few more than usual lately so I assume these are the first born of the season. They will have several litters during spring, summer.

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