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Brush Rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani)
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Brush Rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani)
Notice the small, gray tail

General: Brush Rabbits (Sylvilagus bachmani) are small "cottontail bunnies" of western Oregon, western California, and Baja California. Body length is 11-14 inches, with ears to about 2-1/2 inches; females a bit larger than males. The dorsal fur is light brown to gray with a reddish nape; the ventral fur is light. The tail is short, and underside is gray in this species, while it is white in most cottontail species.

Taxonomy: Class Mammalia, Order Lagomorpha, Family Leporidae, Genus Sylvilagus, Subgenus Microlagus.

Preferred Habitat: dense, brushy areas where they make trails and tunnels through the brush that they use for escape routes.

Brush Rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani) Brush Rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani)
Brush Rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani) Brush Rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani)
Brush Rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani) Brush Rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani)
Brush Rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani) Brush Rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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