North Louisiana Wildlife

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Swamp rabbit foraging for weeds in underbrush

Did you know that swamp rabbits hide during the day?

swamp rabbits
a Glance

Swamp rabbit foraging for weeds in underbrush

Key Features:

Swamp rabbits are large rabbits with thick dark brown, rusty brown, or black fur, white tails, and white throats.

Least Concern - Population Decreasing


Swamps, marshes, floodplains, and river tributaries

nesting habits:

Swamp rabbits mate from February to August. Swamp rabbits give birth to two or three litters of up to six kittens.

seasons swamp rabbits are active in our area:

All year


Grasses, shrubs, and twigs

hunting Behavior:

Swamp rabbits forage from dusk until dawn. They also forage during the day after and between rains.

Commonly Confused With:

Eastern Cottontails

Eastern cottontail rabbit in tall grass

Swamp rabbits are often confused with eastern cottontails because both rabbits are brown.

Swamp rabbit eating weeds in underbrush

Swamp rabbits are dark brown or rusty brown. Eastern cottontails are gray-brown or red-brown,

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