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Updating your home’s landscaping is a great way to increase the value of your property and create outdoor spaces for relaxing and entertaining. Unique ideas here will make your garden fit for a king

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Rabbit Interesting Facts

  • There are 14 species of rabbits in North America
  • Rabbits and Hares are often confused but are actually different species with different physical characteristics.
  • Hares are different from rabbits with respect to size. Hares are larger overall and have rear legs longer than the front legs.
  • Rabbits are hunted for their fur and as a food source
  • Swamp rabbits are the second most hunted rabbit in the United States.
  • Rabbits do not hibernate
  • Rabbits are nocturnal
  • Rabbits and Hares avoid predators by freezing- or not moving at all
  • Rabbits and Hares avoid predators by flushing – moving in a zig zag pattern by moving away.
  • Rabbits and Hares can run at speeds up to 18 miles per hour.
  • Rabbits can swim and climb trees!
  • Snowshoe hares actually change from white to brown fur from winter to spring. The overall change takes about ten (10) weeks to occur.
  • Cottontails breed from February to September.
  • Rabbits have an average of three (3) to four (4) litters per year.
  • Rabbits generally have five (5) babies each litter on average
  • Gestation for rabbits is about 28 days.
  • Female rabbits are called "does"; males are called "bucks."
  • Rabbits do not sweat, but instead radiate body heat from their large ears.
  • Rabbits may live up to two years in the wild, but where predators are numerous they seldom survive more than one year.
  • Cottontails usually hop, but they can leap 10 to 15 feet.
  • When being chased rabbits will jump sideways to break their scent trail.
  • They do not like getting wet but know how to swim if needed.

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