Saturday, April 23, 2011

Lagomorph lifer in time for Easter.

I recently spied this bunny in the underbrush at Bolsa Chica (Huntington Beach, CA).

Unless it's a wayward Eastern Cottontail, it is a Desert or Audubon's Cottontail (Sylvilagus auduboni), native to the US southwest and a lifer for me. Tick!  Finding a new bunny beats an egg any day.

2 comments:

biobabbler said...

Where I used to work in SD we had cottontails which I refused to call rabbits despite being a card-carrying biologist. See the white cotton ball on their bum and how can you call it ANYTHING other than a bunny? =)

Urban Wild said...

Except in guidebooks and textbooks there are no 'bunnies!' Wonder where that term came from...?