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Getting to know the Eastern cottontail

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In Minnesota the most commonly seen mammal even in urban environments is the Eastern cottontail. Cottontails are not rodents but are a member of a group of animals called lagomorphs. Cottontails like to live on the edges of open fields, meadows, areas of dense high grass, in wood thickets, along fence rows, forest edges, and borders of marshy areas. In urban areas they like places where they can hide like shrubs and the foliage of gardens.

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