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Adult Cottontail:This cottontail was picked  from a vet office by one of our members.  Well meaning people had raised it and kept it at home for over six months. As soon as the rabbit  smelled fresh air,  it could not wait to be set free.  It was released back to nature in a protected area.
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Baby cottaintails eating
I'm not sure if this is early Easter or that an Irish fairy found my house but meet.....Mike, Megan, Shannon, Bailey,    Erin, Paddy, Ireland, Dublin, and Irish .
Jackrabbits are "precocial," meaning they are born fully furred with their eyes open, and will start nibbling greens within a week. 

A baby jackrabbit is called a leveret. A leveretâs main defense when threatened is to freeze, which is often mistaken by people as being calm. The animal is not calm, it is terrified. 

The mother jackrabbit separates her litter for a better chance of some babies surviving. 

There is no nest! Jackrabbit young will stay hidden in the grass, shrubs, or other ground-level growth where the mother leaves them. 

The mother only comes to feed the young two or three times a day. Otherwise, the young jackrabbits are left alone. Even if you are watching carefully, you may not see the mother jackrabbit return to her young. Do not assume the babies are orphaned simply because you do not see the mother! 

Leverets will wander a bit. When the mother returns to the area, she calls to her young and they come to nurse. 

Never try to feed a leveret, they have very delicate digestive systems. 

Jackrabbits are extremely high-stress animals; they can die from fear. 

Jackrabbits have very strong hind limbs and if restrained may kick out hard enough to break their own backs.

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