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Wild Rabbit Identity

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From: Fran Hunter
Ottawa, IL
We have a nest of wild baby rabbits that do not appear to be cottontails.We live in La Salle County, Illinois. They have beautiful black and white markings, black ears with a white blaze and white around the eyes. Their backs are dark grey with buff tummies. Are there different varieties of wild rabbit or maybe someone has released tame rabbits into the wild population? We are also noticed some of the rabbits were HUGE. Twice the size we are used to seeing.

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