Cottontail rabbits are wild rabbits found all over North and South America. In the United States, cottontail rabbits reside all over the country, both in colder and warmer climates. Their size can range anywhere from 8 to 20 inches in length and can weigh more than 4 pounds. We will never have a shortage of rabbits due to the fact that they breed at least three to four times a year. They produce litters of three to seven. Baby rabbits are called kits and are born blind as well as hairless. Rabbit burrows are often found right in the middle of your yard, especially in tall thick grass with a few leaves and grass over the top of them.
Rabbits like to eat everything green it seems. They are herbivores and eat leafy plants in the spring and summer months. During Wisconsin’s cold winter months they will eat the bark off of small trees and bushes.
Wisconsin rabbits (cottontail) are usually found in brushy regions on the edges of woods. Rabbits also live in marshes, grasslands, swamps, near bushes and under decks. The male rabbit is called a buck and the female is called a doe. Rabbits can live up to 8-12 years in the wild.