The Swamp rabbit Animal or swamp hare, is a large cottontail rabbit found in the swamps and wetlands of the southern United States. Other common names for the swamp rabbit include marsh rabbit and cane-cutter.
Swamp rabbit Animal Facts:
Length: 45-55 cm (18-22 in)
Tail: 5-7.5 cm (2-3 in)
Weight: 1.6- 2.7 kg
Social unit: Group
Status: Least concern
Always associated with water, in marshes, creeks, and pools, the Swamp rabbit has black to rusty brown fur. It swims well and readily, especially if under threat and feeds by day or night on sedges, rushes, and other aquatic plants, including swamp bamboos (Arundinaria). The swamp rabbit lives in small groups, usually controlled by a dominant territorial male, and builds an above- ground nest of plant stalks and stems. The female lines the breeding nest with her fur, in the typical rabbit manner. The average litter size is 3.
Swamp rabbit Animal Pictures and Photos: