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Wildlife of southern forests habitat & management (Chapter 15): RabbitsAuthor(s): James G. Dickson
Source: In: Dickson, James G., comp. ed. Wildlife of southern forests habitat & management. Blaine, WA. Chapter 15. Hancock House Publishers: 186-190
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionRabbits, or lagomorphs, resemble rodents. But unlike rodents they have relatively large hind legs, large ears, a short fluffy tail, and 2 sets of upper incisors. Like rodents their incisors grow continually. They can either walk or hop, and are fleet and elusive when evading predators. They normally are silent but are capable of several different vocalizations. Rabbits of the genus Silvilagus are widely distributed throughout the South, occurring in every county.
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CitationDickson, James G. 2003. Wildlife of southern forests habitat & management (Chapter 15): Rabbits. In: Dickson, James G., comp. ed. Wildlife of southern forests habitat & management. Blaine, WA. Chapter 15. Hancock House Publishers: 186-190
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