Deer, cottontail rabbits, voles (field mice) and pocket gophers are some of the most common species that damage trees in Nebraska.
At one point, he lured a red fox close to his shutter by imitating the high-pitched squeal of a cottontail rabbit in distress.
Now, the hawk looked to me to be a male and a full grown cottontail is a little much for a Cooper's to take on, but it's not out of the realm of possibility.
The lean cottontail joined him in front of the door.
By nature, the two are incompatible, for even a cottontail rabbit will fight to protect her young.
A white cottontail rabbit sat on a worn mat on the floor of the cell with her back to the door.
Males pursue larger animals, such as eastern cottontail rabbits.
Before I had a chance to observe further to see if the cottontail would happily eat more, the resident Cooper's hawk flew by and sent everyone for cover.
First, I start with a sketch I like, of a cottontail resting out on our lawn.
Damage to rosette leaves appeared to be by cottontail rabbits, based on droppings associated with the damaged plants.