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Our chemical-free pest control includes everything from a nearby doghouse to aluminum pie-tins tied to stakes to rattle in the wind as a means to frighten away cottontail offenders.
Shoes with rubber soles may seem unsavory, but preliminary results show that urban coyotes gulp them down, along with western cottontail rabbits, birds, avocados, oranges, peaches, candy wrappers, fast-food cartons and an occasional cat.
Bobwhite quail, cottontail rabbits and other small animals find their winter homes in brush piles and thick patches.
Meanwhile in Connecticut and surrounding states, the New England cottontail or woodland rabbit, Sylvilagus transitionalis, is under great pressure from factors including habitat loss and fragmentation.
In South America, myxoma’s birthplace, the virus causes an innocuous disease in the local cottontails.
A cottontail rabbit with extensive injuries was taken to a shelter.
A study in the Chicago area showed the following percentages of food groups occurring in coyotes' diets: 43 percent small rodents; 22 percent white-tailed deer; 23 percent fruit; 18 percent eastern cottontail rabbit; and 13 percent birds.
The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection asked the land trust to participate in the New England cottontail project.
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Definition of cottontail for English Language Learners
: a small rabbit with a white tail
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