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  • 1. A PERFECT HABITAT FO ME IS A PLACE BETWEEN WOODS AND OPEN LAND. WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN ABOUT THE NEW ENGLAND COTTONTAILS NEED PLENTY OF FOOD AND GOOD SHELTER TO SURVIVE— LOW BUSHES HELP US HIDE FROM PREDATORS WHO WANT TO EAT THEM. THERE IS ALSO PLENTY OF PLANT LIFE FOR THEM TO EAT THERE. A SMALL NUMBER OF NEW ENGLAND COTTONTAILS LIVE IN MAINE- v HEN A PREDATOR COME . AWAY I RUN. GOOD THING I —_ cm RUN up TO 15 MILES AN NEIGHBORS BECAUSE I ONLY I PROTECT MYSELF BY RUNNING FAST TO AVOID PREDATORS. I HOP IN ZIG' ZAGS TO BREAK THE SCENT TRAIL SO THEY CAN’T FIND ME. NEW ENGLAND COTTONTAILS ARE I-IERBIVORES. THEY EAT GRASS. cuovez. FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. IN WINTER THEY EAT TWIGS AND E TREE emas- I HAVE EYES ON THE SIDE AND I TRY TO HIDE FROM PREDATORS. I ALSO HAVE GOOD EARS TO HEAR PREDATORS. '. I HAVE so MANY T ' PREDATOR3 I MusT ALWAYS 55 f ALERT AND SLEEP IN SAFE PLACE$- I RACCOONS; FOXES, HAWKS, OWLS; CROWS: SNAKES AND EVEN CATS AND DOGS HUNT COTTONTAILS. COTTONTAILS STAND ON HIND LEGS TO CHECK FOR DANGER. THEY STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN TO STAY ALIVE. HAVING PLENTY OF COVERM IS IMPORTANT TO THEIR SURVIVAL.
  • 2. ‘EVERYONE HAS To PLAY ONCE IN A wHILE To GET {THROUGH THE LONG COTT ONT AILS ARE NOT SOCIAL wH5N WINTER coM5s, N5w ENGLAND ANIMAESI BUT SOMETIME’-5 IN COTTONTAILS LOOK FOR WARM SHELTER IN OLD THE WINTEE GEOUPS 0? THEM euI2I2ows, ESPECIALLY WOODCHUCK BIJRIZOWS. I Do NOT “K5 T E" BECAUSE I AM GET-“N6 ‘U57 ALWAYS NIBBLING am ", I HAVE I I NEED SPECIAL To I wILL. . A 7557"‘ ooTToNTAIL RABBlT'S FRONT TEETH ARE SHARP AND ALWAYS COTTONTAILS DoN'T LIKE GETTING w5T, BUT 6E0WlN€"- TW5 HEIIP5 THE IF THERE Is A FoND IT FRONT oF THEM AND EAEEIT EAT RH» KINDS 07 A PREDATOR IS CHASING THEM, THEY wILL I F009 WITHOUT THEM GETTING Jump | N_ DULL. CAMOUFLAGE I HAVE MY EARS IN MAKES IT HARD FRONT BECAUSE I FOR PREDATORS HEAR A PREDATOR TO SEE ME. COMING STRAIGHT ’ AT ME. TIME TO RUN! NOW! THE EARS OF A COTTONTAIL RABBIT CAN MOVE IN Two DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS AT THE SAME TIME. THE COTTONTA| IL'S COAT IS THIS HELPS THEM HEAR DANGER FROM GRAY AND BROWN. MANY DIRECTIONS.
  • 3. THERE ARE SO FEW OF US IN NEW ENGLAND. we ARE IN ' SERIOUS DANGER. BESIDES BEING EATEN BY MANY ANIMALS IN THE FOOD CHAIN. NEW ENGLAND EASTERN GOTTONTAILS ARE WAITING TO BE PLACED ON THE FEDERAL ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST- EASE GET THE WORD OUT TO LANDOWNERS. THEY ARE OUR BEST LETTING FIELDS GROW AND GET SHRUBBY HELPS COTTONTAILS LIVE THERE WITH ENOUGH FOOD AND COVER TO I-IIDE FROM PREDATORS. CUTTING BACK YOUNG FORESTS BY MOWING EVERY 5-15 YEARS WILL HELP MAKE A BETT HABITAT FOR NEW ENGLAND GOTTONTAILS. HABITAT IS SI-IRINKING! me 3159557 PROBLEM F012 eA51'52N GOTTONTAILS I5 L055 0? -meuz unamrr. may NEED MORE THICKET5. wmcn A26 ausuv AREAS on ‘rue awe of FORESTS T0 ewe -mm FOOD AND suauree. PLEASE DON'T nee? BUILDING ROADS HOUSE, AND MALLS- THEN I HAVE TO TAKE 245:5 evezv DAY TO LIVE aeaause MY save spars ARE INTERRUPTED. CONTACT THE MAINE DEPT. OF INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE FOR MORE INFO. BYE FOR NOW!