Rabbits can adapt to many environments and are known to inhabit open meadows, dense woods, forest, grasslands, desert and wetlands. Long ears help the rabbit detect predators, and powerful hind legs help them evade capture. Wild rabbits can have fur with mixed colors such as brown, gray and buff. Their puffy tail might also fool a predator because the rear has so much movement.
Rabbits have worked their way into many folklore and tales, and they're a favorite subject of my woodburning.
WILD THINGS is a series of articles from Edge of the Wildwood about small furry animals of the forest. Next up is: skunk!